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
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
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
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
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
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
“Aging Out” of the Foster Care System You may have heard the term “aging out” of the foster care system, but do you know what that really means? Aging out of the foster care system means that a teenager has turned eighteen while still legally a ward of the state. They reach adulthood alone, without … Read moreThe Facts on “Aging Out” of Foster Care
A child’s eighteenth birthday is often looked towards with joy and excitement. That is unless that child is in the foster care system with no hopes of birth parent reunification. When placed into the foster care system, the goal (whenever possible) is always to reunite birth families. Children, if issues cannot be fixed or when … Read moreThe Sad Reality of Teens in Foster Care
Requirements to Become a Foster Parent Many families are under the impression only certain people are able to foster. This idea has become prevalent through mass media sources like television or movies, but it is very wrong. You don’t need to own your home or even be married to help children currently living in the … Read moreWhat is Required to Become a Foster Parent?
When children are unable to grow up in a loving home, with their biological parents, in a safe and guarded community, unfortunate scenarios, situations, and misconceptions start to surface. Foster parenting is still wholly misunderstood by individuals today, leading to false information and myths about the process that can deter and misinform potentially interested parents.