About Donna

Donna H. Foster, author, trainer and consultant, contracts with agencies and associations throughout the United States. Mrs. Foster has over 32 years of experience as a trainer of other teachers and foster and adoptive parents. She enjoys conducting keynote addresses and workshops. She has authored Fostering the Sexually Abused Child; My Life’s Book; Team Building: A Workbook for Foster Parents and Social workers; and Burnout Protection Trainer’s Guide. The Shelby & Me: Our Journey Through Life Books series is her recent pride and joy. Donna is a contributing author for “Fostering Perspectives” Views on Foster Care and Adoption in North Carolina.

She is a past president of Mecklenburg County Foster Parent Association and of the North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parents’ Association.

Mrs. Foster currently lives in Marshville, North Carolina. She is married to Tony Foster. Donna has two birth children, three stepchildren and was a foster parent to many children for seventeen years. She has eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Plus she has eight foster grandchildren. Her foster children remain a part of Tony and Donna’s family. Having so many precious children, grandchildren and great grand children keeps her young at heart.

Donna Foster is currently employed with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a staff development trainer. Her training topics are Shared Parenting; Fostering and Adopting the Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused; Deciding Together; Trauma Informed PS-MAPP; and Life Books: Motivating the Memory Keepers. She previously contracted with Independent Living Resources.

Professional Information:

Donna Foster was given an honorary award at the NCFAPA Conference. This statement was written in a brochure given to the participants of the North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association at a state Conference.

“Donna Foster has been a vibrant, inspirational voice for partnerships between families and service providers for over 32 years. As a foster parent for 17 years, Donna’s creativity in nurturing and intervening with troubled children in care came to the attention of national and state leaders. Donna was the first foster parent to be trained as a trainer for the national Child Welfare Institute. She trained throughout the United States for MAPP/GPS with Heather Craig-Oldsen, one of the original writers of the MAPP curriculum. For 19 years, North Carolina has had the honor of having Donna on our state MAPP team. As a writer, one of the first presidents of the NC Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, a keynote speaker, comedian and state trainer, Donna has influenced service providers and families to work together for children. She consistently receives the highest evaluations from participants in her trainings. Everyone in the field of foster and adoptive care in North Carolina has been touched by her caring and wisdom. Donna is one of North Carolina’s greatest treasures.”

Donna H. Foster

Donna Foster
P.O. box 357 MARSHVILLE, NC 28103
704-242-2499
donnafoster@shelbyandme.com

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