January 7, 2019


  1. to seek information

  2. to request something

  3. to invite

As I started to pray about what my word of the year in 2019 should be, the word, “ask,” has come up time and time again. I’m sure many of you have heard about choosing a word of the year, but for th...

November 16, 2018

Here is my two cents on the new movie, “Instant Family” about fostering to adopt.

My quick and dirty review of it: I loved it and I highly recommend it. Definitely, suggest bringing some tissues with you.

Now, if you choose to keep reading, allow me to step up on a soapb...

November 9, 2018

It’s World Adoption Day!

What is World Adoption Day? Why do we celebrate it? When did it start?

I love, love, love the story behind this holiday. It’s equal parts hilarious and heartwarming!

The first World Adoption Day began in 2014 and exists to raise awareness and cele...

November 1, 2018

What is National Adoption Month? What is the importance? What is the history. Here's the answers to all of those questions and more.

March 15, 2017

Who is populating the foster care system in America? How many kids are in foster care? Why are they in foster care ?

Let's take a look at the numbers and more....


Not everyone is able to be a...

March 3, 2017

The Power of the Village

Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to meet a slew of incredible foster youth and former foster youth. Young people who are beating the ugly statistics of outcomes for foster youth.

Take a closer look at this infographic from Jim C...

February 18, 2017

The picture above is a picture of me when I was four years old. I had been in and out of the foster care system since I was born. This photo was taken by one of my foster moms.

I remember at one of my foster homes I had these Sesame Street Stuffed animals I would sleep...

February 18, 2017

                                                                      Let's talk about #FOSTERCARE


February 17, 2017

 Hi there! 

My name is Keri Hope. I started this blog years ago when I was in college for a class project. 

Today, it's a place to share what's on my heart... and the majority of the time, it's foster care, and how we can improve the broken foster care system. 

I am...

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