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 are interested in this experience, but are confused as to what the requirements are to become a foster parent. Many people, not knowing some basic requirements, miss out on the opportunity to foster. So, to … Read moreThe Basic Requirements of Foster Care

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 are living in the home, their lives will be significantly affected. When a foster child is placed, children living in the home will have to share many things. Holidays and family gatherings will be different, … Read moreFoster Care: When the Whole Family is Involved

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 value of giving a home to a child who needs it. You know what a huge difference you can make in a child’s life. Foster parenting is what you have always wanted to do. The … Read moreCrushing the Foster Parenting Myths

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 that many children are being placed outside of their home community, or in shelters. When this happens, children lose not only their family, but also their school friends, teachers, coaches, and sense of connection to … Read moreFoster Care Training: What to Expect

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 the rise. This information lends itself to the idea that we all need to play a role in helping these most vulnerable children. But does that mean that everyone should run out and sign up … Read moreThree Ways to Help Without Becoming a Foster Parent

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 parents can get bogged down by all the challenges they face. However, by no means should we disregard how fostering can benefit your entire family. If you are thinking about fostering a child, or if … Read moreHow Foster Care Can Benefit Your Entire Family

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 that foster care is largely temporary is essential when deciding whether or not foster care is right for your family. Even those with the healthiest of grasps on this reality may find it difficult to … Read moreA Word on Saying Goodbye

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. Foster care is very lively and can have positive outcomes for some unfortunate situations. Everyone has some idea about what foster care lacks. More often than not, the best things are overlooked. Some positives include … Read moreThe Very Best Things About Foster Care

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 recognized setting is family foster care, where a child lives with a family in their home. While other settings may be appropriate for children for specific reasons, family foster care provides the most normalized setting. … Read moreThe Importance of Family Foster Care

Four Foster Care Benefits

Foster care is often the best place for kids and teens with unfortunate home situations and life circumstances. Here are four good foster care benefits and why they are important. Stability A child going into foster care may not have known any stability at home. Perhaps their parents were unreliable or caregivers were constantly walking in and … Read moreFour Foster Care Benefits