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 stages of the process (completing the initial interest paperwork) or somewhere in between (learning and growing as a foster parent). In any case, whether you are a new foster parent or have been fostering for … Read moreQuick Tips for Becoming a Great Foster Parent

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 mind before deciding to undergo this life-changing journey. Whether that is the fear of not being able to complete the tasks as a great parent to this child, or the fear of what others may … Read moreThe Truth About Becoming a Foster Parent

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 children come from abusive or neglectful environments. Foster parents strive to build confidence, self-esteem, and compassion in the children they care for so they can begin to heal and grow up to live productive, fulfilling … Read more5 Ways to Encourage Kindness in Your Foster Child

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 you live, what your marital status is, and how old you are. Further, let’s BUST these myths because you just might be the perfect person to foster a child! You Don’t Have to Own Your … Read moreHouses, Spouses, and Age…Oh My! Busting Myths About Fostering a Child

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