5 Mistakes People Make When Adopting From Foster Care

Parenting can be difficult, mainly because it does not come with a manual. Adoptive parenting comes with many hurdles that can make the experience horrible. Some common problems always circle disappointments, dissolution, and allegations. In this article, we share some common mistakes people make when adopting from foster care. Lack of Background Check Before settling … Read more5 Mistakes People Make When Adopting From Foster Care

How to Motivate Teens in Foster Care

Your foster teen may be struggling with motivation issues, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. One important part of adolescence is the development of intrinsic motivation, doing things for their own meaning and enjoyment rather than looking for an external reward. This stage can be even more challenging when daily conditions increase isolation and interfere with … Read moreHow to Motivate Teens in Foster Care

3 Practical Tips to Keep Your Foster Home Functioning Smoothly

How do you make your foster home welcoming for the child? This is a question that many foster parents ask themselves, especially if this is their first time fostering a child. If you haven’t had a child in your home before, you may have some questions with regard to privacy, curfews, toys, clothes, computer access, … Read more3 Practical Tips to Keep Your Foster Home Functioning Smoothly

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