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

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

How Donating to Private Fostering Agencies Helps Children

What Are Private Fostering Agencies? A private fostering agency is a non-governmental organization that contracts with the state to provide foster care services. Like state foresting agencies, private agencies are responsible for placements, recruiting new foster parents, and supporting foster families. Further, many private fostering agencies, like TFI Family Connections, are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Why … Read moreHow Donating to Private Fostering Agencies Helps Children

5 Tips for Emergency Foster Care Parents

Providing emergency foster care is a challenging but rewarding service. You need to be available at any hour to provide care for children until a long-term solution is found. If you’ve been wondering whether this kind of work is for you, here are a few things you’ll need to be able to do. Respond Without … Read more5 Tips for Emergency Foster Care Parents

Can I Be a Kinship Foster Parent?

You never imagined it would happen to someone in your family or circle of friends. But it has. A child is placed in foster care. Perhaps the children’s parent is your teenage niece, who has had a baby she’s not ready to care for. Or your cousin who has been struggling with substance addiction. Maybe … Read moreCan I Be a Kinship Foster Parent?

Technology Contracts for Children in Foster Care

Technology contracts can help keep kids safe and prevent family conflicts. Careful planning and communication may be even more important for children in foster care who sometimes need to get used to new habits. Here are some suggestions for writing a contract that encourages family harmony. Be sure to put your contract in writing and … Read moreTechnology Contracts for Children in Foster Care

Best Books for Children in Foster Care

Most children love reading. Besides encouraging their interest in books, and creating a cozy activity for a child and caregiver to share, it can be therapeutic. Being in foster care is confusing and upsetting for children, especially when they are first separated from their parents. A well-written children’s book can help a child to understand … Read moreBest Books for Children in Foster Care