Once upon a time, there were three little girls whose mom loved them very much. It’s just too bad she loved meth more. On the days when their mom wasn’t strung out, things were very, very good and they flourished. They made it to school on time, had lunches packed for them, were greeted at … Read moreOnce Upon a Time…A Story About Three Sisters
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
Have you considered becoming a foster parent, but aren’t sure you have what it takes? Do you want to help children in need, but don’t know what to expect? Are you overwhelmed by the potential legal and emotional issues, and not quite ready to make the commitment? Don’t worry. We know that becoming a foster … Read moreWe Train Foster Parents
“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
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?
The sun is shining, school is out, and it’s time to have some summer fun. Get the whole family involved and make plans to spend some quality time together.
This time off from school is a great opportunity for you to connect with your foster child. These summer months are also critical for foster children, many of whom have moved around a lot during the school year. If they have fallen behind in their schoolwork, now is the perfect time to help them catch up.
Foster parenting is a big, but rewarding experience. Helping vulnerable children by providing them with a safe and loving home is a selfless way to give back and support those who need it the most.
If you’ve been considering becoming a foster parent, but still aren’t quite sure, there are ways to evaluate if it’s right for you.
So you’ve decided to become a foster parent. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful journey! But first: it’s time to get your house ready!
You don’t always get a lot of lead time when a placement needs to be made, so it’s good to be prepared, should the time come. You foster child is likely coming from a place of great transition, so making your home as comfortable and welcoming as possible will go a long way toward making them feel safe and secure.
A foster parent can provide countless benefits to the children they foster, but those benefits also extend to the other (biological) children in the house.
While bringing in a new family member certainly creates a period of transition, it also comes with the opportunity to complement and enhance your children’s lives.