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Between Families – January 2023

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Saying “Goodbye” to a Child in Foster Care There are so many positives in the overall fostering experience, but it also comes with several unique challenges. One such challenge is the often inevitable issue of saying goodbye to a foster child. Unlike adoption, fostering often comes with an ending point; either as a child ages…

TFI to Offer New Evidence-Based Program to Support Adoptive Kansas Families

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TFI awarded adoption grant from DCF Wichita, KS (December 30, 2022) – The Family Initiative (TFI) is pleased to announce it was awarded an Individualized Adoption Support grant by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). The grant was awarded for TFI’s new program, Adoption Stabilization & Prevention (ASAP). By utilizing the evidence-based practice Trust-Based…

Discover the Happy Hard Work of Fostering Children

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There is no way around it. Being a foster parent is super hard work. It will test you to your limits. And yet people keep choosing to become foster parents. There must be incredible rewards to compensate for the difficulties. There are incredible rewards. And not only do they compensate for the difficulties. They come…

A New Life: Creating the Best First Day with a Foster Child

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Foster children will always require the best first experience to feel at home. They’ve been through a lot and often have no one to talk to. It’s vital for you and them to feel safe, heard, and understood during their first days at your home. Provide snacks, drinks, and toys You’ve just welcomed a foster child…

Between Families – December 2022

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The Holidays in Foster Care Prepare the foster youth in your care for the holidays in your home. Have a discussion with them about your family’s holiday customs. Do you celebrate over multiple days, or is there one “main” celebration? Are there religious customs? Will gifts be exchanged? What should they wear? Who will they…

TFI Announces New Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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Wichita, KS – The Family Initiative (TFI) is pleased to announce Taylor Forrest as the new Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Forrest has served at TFI for 3 years in various Marketing roles and has extensive experience in public relations, digital marketing, and communications. Prior to serving as the Vice President of Marketing and…