Dropping Anchors is a foster care blog created by a group of foster mamas from all over North America. We started this blog where we can collectively share our foster care experiences. We hope to bring encouragement and information to those considering foster parenthood and those already on this wild journey with us.

Our group’s motto is Hebrews 6:19, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” As we weather the storms of foster care, Jesus is our Hope—our Anchor. He is the reason we do what we do, the reason we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome strangers into our homes, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the prison. (Matthew 25:35-40)

The title of our blog, Dropping Anchors, comes from another favorite verse, Acts 27:29, “Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.”

23 Responses to About

  1. rhenderson09 says:

    I am so proud of you ladies! This blog is going to be such an inspiration to so many! Love you ladies. ♡

  2. Momma Lambo says:

    Love this! We recently started a nonprofit here in Wa to support the FC community. I love following other Momma’s. Great work:)

  3. shawn says:

    Thank you for this blog! I am a fost/adopt momma and this blog is the best, most honest and encouraging group I’ve come across.

  4. Meredith says:

    This blog is so touching and so encouraging. After struggling with 4 years of infertility, my husband and I are getting ready to pursue the world of foster care and possible adoption. I am scared and unsure, but this website has given me so much hope. Thank you, ladies!!

  5. Hello I’m a former foster parent and children’s book author — I’ve written an honest and endearing story for foster children called KICK COYOTE: A TALE OF HOPE. Please check it out.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/634158470/kit-coyote-a-tale-of-hope

  6. Jammie says:

    I am new to be a “foster” momma. We took our first placement in July. A precious baby boy. We now have his older brother as well! I’m looking to connect with other foster moms especially those in Missouri. Thanks for sharing your hearts and inspiring all of us. So far I love the blog.

  7. Aubrey Page says:

    How do I contact someone about a specific question about the blog? I don’t see a way to message inside of wordpress.

  8. Emily says:

    I want to send my heartfelt thanks to each of you for your honest and grace-filled writing. After thinking I could never be a foster parent for all the reasons that are always referenced, your blog has helped me imagine what life as a foster Mom could look like and helped reframe my fears. It seems like this just might be my call, and I’m so grateful to you.

    • caseyholly says:

      Oh, Emily. This is one of the big reasons we started this blog!! Showing people who think they can’t how they definitely CAN. ❤

  9. Sally says:

    I’m excited to find this blog . We have been a foster family for 8 years . We have a wonderful family , with some bios , some adopted , and 1 still in foster care . We count them all ” ours”. Our days are always met with a challenge . The title of your blog and the verse that goes with it , are a perfect representation of how I often feel . Just praying for daylight . Thank you , I feel encouraged and blessed by the blog.

  10. Kathi Elliott says:

    What a blessing you are to others. We were foster parents for over 10 years. When we started the process we were childless (7yrs) and felt we had so much to give. Our biggest worry was having them leave after losing our hearts. I became pregnant shortly after applying and we removed ourselves from the program. In my 7th month I lost our sweet little baby – a boy! From that I learned a lesson I will never forget. God gives us NO promises on how long we have our conceived/birth children. Why not give your love to make a difference in a child who needs it so bad. We finally gave birth to a beautiful daughter who is now in Social Work because of her dealing with her siblings and their struggles. We remain the “parents” of some we raised and have grown grandchildren by them. God bless you in your work as you encourage others.

  11. Ray Shannon says:

    This is awesome. I’ve been donating duffle bags to foster kids for a little while and even though I’m a one woman operation, I absolutely love it. You guys are inspiring

  12. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Dropping Anchors Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Dropping Anchors has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Foster Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Foster Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  13. Erin Marie says:

    Hi Dropping Anchors Team,

    My name is Erin Marie. I’m a fellow foster mama blogger. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can see the blog post here: https://luckyinluv.com/liebster-award

    I know there are so many of you who contribute so this award may not be something feasible for you to respond to… However, I love your website and figured I would spread the love and nominate you anyways, even if it’s just to share with my audience your wonderful words.

    Erin Marie

  14. I love this site! I’ve been searching for guest post guidelines. Do you accept guest posts?

  15. Meredith Dunham says:

    Hello, I’m looking for information about parenting foster child who has been sexually abused and also acts out on other kids.

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