Are Your Foster Kids Picky Eaters? How You Can Feed Them Healthy and Delicious Food

Most kids go through a stage of life where they are picky eaters, and this often frustrates parents. You take the time to prepare a delicious meal for them, but then they refuse the entire meal or take nibbles of the foods they like and discard the rest. It is possible to still feed your … Read moreAre Your Foster Kids Picky Eaters? How You Can Feed Them Healthy and Delicious Food

5 Therapeutic Games For Foster Kids

Usually, when you raise a child from birth, they learn things such as manners and social skills simply by being with you and living their everyday lives. However, when a foster child comes to you, that child has often seen and experienced scary and negative things. Their life lessons have often been about survival, rather … Read more5 Therapeutic Games For Foster Kids

How Becoming a Foster Parent Affects Your Biological Children

When you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent, one of the major questions is how the process might affect your biological children. Most foster families find that the transition can be challenging but deeply rewarding. Here are a few suggestions that will help you succeed. Involve Your Kids Your children will probably be more enthusiastic … Read moreHow Becoming a Foster Parent Affects Your Biological Children

Tips for Getting Your Foster Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed at Night

Transition your foster child into their own bed at night can be a difficult task. This is made even more difficult if your child is used to sleeping in a bedroom with someone else. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to help encourage your toddler not only to fall asleep in their … Read moreTips for Getting Your Foster Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed at Night

Myths About Foster Kids: Debunked

The US as a whole is in desperate need of more foster families to help care for the more than 443,000 children residing in the foster care system on any given day. Many people consider becoming foster parents, but never do. Unfortunately, the reason behind so many people deciding against fostering isn’t because they don’t … Read moreMyths About Foster Kids: Debunked

Four Foster Kids Who Grew Up To Be Successful

Being in foster care is difficult for children. Even children with the most loving foster parents will face challenges. One of those challenges is the feeling that they are alone. Often, they don’t know many other foster kids at school. They may be embarrassed about being in foster care, and try to keep their situation … Read moreFour Foster Kids Who Grew Up To Be Successful

Preparing a Bedroom for Your New Foster Child

One of the anxieties new foster parents face when introducing a child into their home is providing them with a room where they truly feel comfortable. Your foster child’s new bedroom should be a peaceful haven where they can relax and feel safe. Foster kids will experience their own misgivings after being placed in an … Read morePreparing a Bedroom for Your New Foster Child

Foster Families: Continuity Can Benefit Everyone!

Even after you have made the decision to foster/adopt, there are remaining crucial decisions. Some we make in consultation with you, some are choices for you to make. The most meaningful questions have to do with what we call “continuity”. If you have committed to foster a child, it is likely you have put yourself … Read moreFoster Families: Continuity Can Benefit Everyone!

Foster Families: Partners in the Irreplaceable Family Experience

One way to think about the diverse services, objectives, and programs of the Texas Family Initiative (TFI) is in terms of the family experience. If TFI has a single “reason for being”, it is conviction that the family experience is irreplaceable in the healthy, happy development of every child. Texas Family Initiative That is why … Read moreFoster Families: Partners in the Irreplaceable Family Experience