Best Meal Planning Tips for Large Foster Families

If you have more than one foster child along with your biological children, meal planning can get challenging. Not all kids like the same meals, and if they’re involved in after-school activities, they might not eat at the same time. You don’t have to go overboard with the budget or spend hours cooking dinner. However, … Read moreBest Meal Planning Tips for Large Foster Families

Helping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

Sleep is important for everyone and for children it is vital. It helps them stay healthy, increases their attention span, improves their mental health, and primes them for a day of learning. But when you get a new foster child, there is a good chance that they will have difficulty sleeping. This is especially true … Read moreHelping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

Consistent Parenting Advice for Family Foster Care

If you’re involved in family foster care, you’ve probably heard about the importance of consistent parenting. All children need structure and limits to help them feel secure and understand the consequences of their actions. That’s especially true for foster children who may have an even greater need for stability. However, consistency can be difficult to … Read moreConsistent Parenting Advice for Family Foster Care

Are You Ready to Start a Foster Care Home?

Are you ready to start a foster care home? This is a question you might be asking yourself right now. The fact is that having a foster child can come with its own set of surprises. You may run into issues you had not anticipated. It might be surprisingly difficult or it might be surprisingly … Read moreAre You Ready to Start a Foster Care Home?

How to Provide a Peaceful Foster Care Home

When you become a foster parent, you want to create a haven that is relaxing and safe. Maintaining a clean space is important, but there are other steps to take to ensure that your child feels right at home. For example, reset your attitude daily. In the mornings, before the kids wake up, meditate, pray, … Read moreHow to Provide a Peaceful Foster Care Home

3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent

Being a foster parent is something that can be life-changing and can help you to grow as a person so much. However, it can also be something that can be very challenging. Thankfully, there are certain qualities that you can work on to help you be the best foster parent that you can be. Here … Read more3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent

Foster Parent Requirements: Myths & Facts

Many caring people and couples consider applying to be foster care parents, but they aren’t sure if they meet the requirements. They might have heard certain myths surrounding foster parent requirements that make them believe they aren’t qualified, but more people are qualified to be foster parents than is commonly believed. Take a look at … Read moreFoster Parent Requirements: Myths & Facts

Yes, You Can Afford to Become a Foster Parent

You have a strong desire to have a foster child in your home but you wonder if you can afford it. Maybe you earn a modest income and your home isn’t the biggest or most spacious. Don’t let these limitations keep you from becoming a foster parent. While you should be able to support foster … Read moreYes, You Can Afford to Become a Foster Parent

The Role of Family Meetings in Family Foster Care

Regular family meetings can create a better family foster care experience for both foster children and foster parents. As you strengthen your communications and practice working together as a team, you can deepen your love and connection. Here are some tips for getting started. Meet Regularly The best way to build a healthy and supportive … Read moreThe Role of Family Meetings in Family Foster Care

Once Upon a Time…Joey and Brandon’s Story

Once Upon a Time… Two brothers named Joey and Brandon, although three years apart in age, were incredibly bonded. They experienced many trials and tribulations together and learned over the years to depend only on each other. Their favorite thing to do together was to go running. Indeed, they ran nearly every day. It didn’t … Read moreOnce Upon a Time…Joey and Brandon’s Story