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5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Running a Foster Care Home

You can try to prepare for being a foster parent by reading a book or speaking to other foster parents ...
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Private Fostering and Child Placement Agencies: The Basics

Many people have heard of foster care, but few know that there are public and private agencies serving foster families ...
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5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Foster Child

Once you have been licensed as a foster care provider, you may not have much time before your first placement ...
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Respite Care: Helping Foster Families Succeed

A standard dictionary definition encompasses the notion that respite is a short period of relief. But what is respite care ...
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Unsure About Foster Parenting? Consider Being a Respite Provider

You see the big need for new foster families and you want to help somehow. Perhaps you have considered your ...
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Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Parenting for Special Needs Children

Becoming a foster parent is arguably one of the selfless and impactful things a person can do. It is challenging, ...
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Making a Positive Impact as a Sibling Home

Maybe you have made the decision to become a foster parent or are interested in making a more significant impact ...
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Tribal Foster Parents Maintain Cultural Ties

In 1978, the federal government passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in acknowledgment of the fact that large numbers ...
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Fostering Special Needs Children

The most vulnerable individuals in our foster care system are those with special needs. These children and adults have various ...
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How to Create Stability in a Foster Child’s Life

Creating a stable environment is vital for any child's development. As human beings, we are creatures of habit. We draw ...
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Will I Become Too Attached to My Foster Child?

Facing the fear of attachment and loss is a normal concern for anyone considering foster care. It is hard to ...
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You Can Be That One Person

Nobody puts it better than Dr. Seuss in his well-known quote - "To the world, you may be one person; ...
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The Call for Emergency Foster Care

The Situation The phone is ringing at 2:00 a.m. Groggily you reach for the phone and try to organize your ...
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Respite Care to the Rescue!

What is Respite Care? Homes filled with children are also filled with energy. Parents balancing the needs of birth children ...
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Understanding the Difference Between Adoption and Long-Term Fostering

There are many ways to take care of the physical and emotional needs of children in Oklahoma. Children who are ...
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Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities and A Few Safety Tips For Foster Families

When the winter weather arrives, it can be challenging if you’re an active family who likes to partake in sports ...
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How Long a Foster Child Can Stay with a Foster Family in Oklahoma

The length of time a foster child can stay with a foster family in Oklahoma depends on many different factors ...
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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting Foster Care Placements

First Step When you receive your license for fostering you are asked a series of questions regarding which children you are ...
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Children in Foster Care: When Reunification With Birth Parents Isn’t Possible

According to the Children's Welfare State Policy Reform Advocacy, reunification with the birth parents is almost always the primary goal ...
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What Happens When Teens Age Out of the Foster Care System?

Although most children eagerly count down the days until their eighteenth birthday, this is not the case for some unfortunate ...
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Time Frame for Becoming a Foster Parent

When you are ready to become a foster parent, it can seem like time drags on until you receive your ...
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Do You Get Paid to Be a Foster Parent?

Television portrays an unrealistic view of what foster parenting is. It is most often depicted as something people do to earn ...
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Lawton Holiday Event

Join TFI Family Connections to Provide a Festive Holiday Party for Foster Care Families in Southwest Oklahoma. Sponsors will help ...
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Things You Need to Know about Becoming a Foster Parent

Becoming a foster parent can be a rich, rewarding experience for many families hoping to open their homes to children ...
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Is Fostering a Child Right for You?

For those with compassion for others, and the drive to give back to their community, fostering a child can be ...
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Can I Foster as A Single Parent?

When people think of foster parents, they often imagine a couple who takes in children. If you are unmarried, though, ...
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Respite Provider: Unsung Hero in Foster Care

Respite Providers Bring Relief While most folks have a basic understanding of foster care and how it works, becoming a ...
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Foster Parenting: What Does It Take?

What Does it Take to Foster? With the current political climate, helping children is on a lot of people's minds ...
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Oklahoma Needs Foster Parents Like You

TFI Family Connections is a privately owned nonprofit organization that provides foster care services for children and families in Oklahoma. We ...
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I’m Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent—What Steps Do I Take?

Maybe you've seen advertisements encouraging families to consider opening their home to a child. Maybe someone in your neighborhood cares ...
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Summer is here! Here’s how to have fun with your foster children!

The sun is shining, school is out, and it’s time to have some summer fun. Get the whole family involved ...
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Becoming a foster parent: how to decide if it’s for you

Foster parenting is a big, but rewarding experience. Helping vulnerable children by providing them with a safe and loving home ...
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Preparing your home for your foster child

So you’ve decided to become a foster parent. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful journey! But first: it’s ...
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How foster care can positively affect the children already in the house

A foster parent can provide countless benefits to the children they foster, but those benefits also extend to the other ...
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Benefits of Being a Foster Parent

It’s true: fostering can provide a life-changing experience for the foster child. Welcomed into warm and loving homes, they are ...
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I Can’t be a Foster Parent Right Now – How Else Can I Help?

While there are endless benefits and joys that come with foster parenting, it’s understandable that it’s not for everyone at ...
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5 Myths About Foster Care

If you’re considering foster care, you likely have a long list of questions about the process and what to expect ...
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Foster Care vs. Adoption: Differences and Similarities

Welcoming a child into your home to provide them with a safe and stable place is both a noble and ...
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5 Valuable Tips for Being the Best Parent You Can Be

Am I a good parent? It’s a question millions of Americans will ask themselves daily this year. There is no ...
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7 Family-Friendly Spring Activities to Enjoy Together This Season

Spring is finally here, which means children are itching to get outside and enjoy the warmer, happier air. As a ...
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The Top Benefits Realized by Children in Stable Foster Homes

When a child receives news that they are being welcomed into a safe and loving home with open arms, they ...
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5 Reasons You Should Become a Foster Parent in 2018

It’s hard to ignore the statistics today. There are thousands of American children in need of a safe and supportive ...
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Why Right Now is the Time for You to Consider Becoming a Foster Parent

Thousands of children are bouncing around the American foster care system today, waiting to be adopted into a family they ...
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Why Do Children End Up in the Foster Care System?

Throughout the United States, thousands of children, every single year, end up in the American foster care system. Although you ...
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The Top Misconceptions About Becoming a Foster Parent

When children are unable to grow up in a loving home, with their biological parents, in a safe and guarded ...
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5 Tips for Being a Stellar Foster Parent

You’ve made the decision to become a foster parent, and that is absolutely fantastic. Thousands of children in Oklahoma right ...
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Becoming a Foster Parent: What You Can Expect

Foster parents are needed across the country and across the world today. Children are left in difficult situations, without families, ...
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How to Become a Foster Parent in 2018

Right now, there are many thousands of children placed into out of home care. Yet, there are vastly fewer potential ...
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