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Quick Tips for Becoming a Great Foster Parent

The word becoming denotes a striving towards some goal, a growth process. Concerning fostering, you may be in the beginning ...
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The Truth About Becoming a Foster Parent

The thought of becoming a foster parent is utterly challenging for the majority. There are questions and doubts in one's ...
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5 Ways to Encourage Kindness in Your Foster Child

All parents want to raise happy, healthy children. This can become even more challenging when fostering a child. Many foster ...
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Houses, Spouses, and Age…Oh My! Busting Myths About Fostering a Child

There are so many myths about becoming a foster parent. Some of the most common tend to be about where ...
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The Basic Requirements of Foster Care

Fostering a child is one of the most rewarding experiences in which someone can participate. There are many families that ...
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Pittsburg Golf Tournament

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019 WHERE: Four Oaks Golf Course Registration begins at 9:30 am Shotgun start at 11 am ...
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt

1st Annual 80’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt WHEN: Sunday April 7th, 2019 at 2pm WHERE: Lake Shawnee (Shelter #3) Topeka, ...
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Foster Care: When the Whole Family is Involved

When considering becoming a foster parent, one may also wish to examine the impact on the whole family. If children ...
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Crushing the Foster Parenting Myths

Myth vs. Reality Becoming a foster parent is a very rewarding decision, but you know this already. You know the ...
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Foster Care Training: What to Expect

There are far more children in need of foster homes than there are foster homes to offer. This tragic fact means ...
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Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities and A Few Safety Tips For Foster Families

When the winter weather arrives, it can be challenging if you’re an active family who likes to partake in sports ...
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Three Ways to Help Without Becoming a Foster Parent

According to a report by the Administration for Children and Families, the number of children in foster care is on ...
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How Foster Care Can Benefit Your Entire Family

Most potential foster parents are concerned with the difficulties fostering can bring. Even after taking in a child, many foster ...
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Year End Giving

TFI Family Services is a nonprofit organization and thanks to your contribution, we are able to support local children and ...
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A Word on Saying Goodbye

One of, if not the, biggest fear for those considering foster care is having to say goodbye. Understanding the fact ...
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The Very Best Things About Foster Care

Foster Care. Those very words sound ugly, sad, and hopeless. However, this misconception could not be more from the truth ...
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Statement to Kansas Foster Parents

To our valued foster parents, You may have heard about the lawsuit brought against the Kansas Foster Care System specifically ...
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The Importance of Family Foster Care

There are many types of foster care settings. These include group homes, emergency shelters, and residential care facilities. Maybe the most ...
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Four Foster Care Benefits

Foster care is often the best place for kids and teens with unfortunate home situations and life circumstances. Here are ...
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TFI Family Recognized with Best of Topeka Readers Choice Award

Thank you, Topeka, for this prestigious honor! We are grateful for your votes in the “Best Of Topeka-Nonprofit” category! We ...
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Annual Golf Ball Drop

Annual Golf Ball Drop

Donate for your chance to win the following prizes: 1st: 5 Day/4 Night Ocean Adventure Cruise for 2 2nd: $1,000 ...
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We Train Foster Parents

Have you considered becoming a foster parent, but aren't sure you have what it takes?  Do you want to help ...
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TFI Holiday Market

Saturday, November 17 from 11 am - 6 pm Wichita Falls MPEC FREE Admission *nonperishable food items accepted for the Grace ...
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5 Books to Introduce Young Children to Foster Care

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright This book anticipates many ...
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GOLF BALL DROP – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2018 AT 8AM

All funds raised will benefit children in foster care throughout TFI’s Family of agencies in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska ...
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Golf Tournament to Support The Scotty D. Memorial Foundation

TFI Kids Fund & The Scotty D. Memorial Foundation 3rd Annual “Tee Off Fore Children” Golf Tournament Benefiting Kansas foster ...
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The Facts on “Aging Out” of Foster Care

"Aging Out" of the Foster Care System You may have heard the term "aging out" of the foster care system, ...
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The Sad Reality of Teens in Foster Care

A child's eighteenth birthday is often looked towards with joy and excitement. That is unless that child is in the ...
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What is Required to Become a Foster Parent?

Requirements to Become a Foster Parent Many families are under the impression only certain people are able to foster. This ...
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What is Required to Become a Foster Parent?

Many families are under the impression only certain people are able to foster. This idea has become prevalent through mass ...
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Becoming A Foster Parent: Basic Rights

Current and potential foster families may have questions about their rights regarding the children in their care. This article aims ...
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Summer is here! Here’s how to have fun with your foster children!

The sun is shining, school is out, and it’s time to have some summer fun. Get the whole family involved ...
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Becoming a foster parent: how to decide if it’s for you

Foster parenting is a big, but rewarding experience. Helping vulnerable children by providing them with a safe and loving home ...
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Preparing your home for your foster child

So you’ve decided to become a foster parent. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful journey! But first: it’s ...
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How foster care can positively affect the children already in the house

A foster parent can provide countless benefits to the children they foster, but those benefits also extend to the other ...
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Benefits of Being a Foster Parent

It’s true: fostering can provide a life-changing experience for the foster child. Welcomed into warm and loving homes, they are ...
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I Can’t be a Foster Parent Right Now – How Else Can I Help?

While there are endless benefits and joys that come with foster parenting, it’s understandable that it’s not for everyone at ...
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5 Myths About Foster Care

If you’re considering foster care, you likely have a long list of questions about the process and what to expect ...
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Foster Care vs. Adoption: Differences and Similarities

Welcoming a child into your home to provide them with a safe and stable place is both a noble and ...
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5 Valuable Tips for Being the Best Parent You Can Be

Am I a good parent? It’s a question millions of Americans will ask themselves daily this year. There is no ...
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7 Family-Friendly Spring Activities to Enjoy Together This Season

Spring is finally here, which means children are itching to get outside and enjoy the warmer, happier air. As a ...
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The Top Benefits Realized by Children in Stable Foster Homes

When a child receives news that they are being welcomed into a safe and loving home with open arms, they ...
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5 Reasons You Should Become a Foster Parent in 2018

It’s hard to ignore the statistics today. There are thousands of American children in need of a safe and supportive ...
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Why Right Now is the Time for You to Consider Becoming a Foster Parent

Thousands of children are bouncing around the American foster care system today, waiting to be adopted into a family they ...
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Why Do Children End Up in the Foster Care System?

Throughout the United States, thousands of children, every single year, end up in the American foster care system. Although you ...
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The Top Misconceptions About Becoming a Foster Parent

When children are unable to grow up in a loving home, with their biological parents, in a safe and guarded ...
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Becoming a Foster Parent

5 Tips for Being a Stellar Foster Parent

You’ve made the decision to become a foster parent, and that is absolutely fantastic. Thousands of children in Kansas right ...
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Becoming a Foster Parent: What You Can Expect

Foster parents are needed across the country and across the world today. Children are left in difficult situations, without families, ...
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How to Become a Foster Parent in 2018

Right now, there are many thousands of children placed into out of home care. Yet, there are vastly fewer potential ...
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