When you become a foster parent, you want to create a haven that is relaxing and safe. Maintaining a clean space is important, but there are other steps to take to ensure that your child feels right at home. For example, reset your attitude daily. In the mornings, before the kids wake up, meditate, pray, … Read moreHow to Provide a Peaceful Foster Care Home
You have a strong desire to have a foster child in your home but you wonder if you can afford it. Maybe you earn a modest income and your home isn’t the biggest or most spacious. Don’t let these limitations keep you from becoming a foster parent. While you should be able to support foster … Read moreYes, You Can Afford to Become a Foster Parent
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
If you’re interested in therapeutic foster care, you should keep in mind that it can be quite challenging. Therapeutic foster care refers to caring for children with various emotional and behavioral challenges. Sometimes, the foster child may also have a medical issue, but mostly the issues are emotional/behavioral. The Challenges Many children placed in therapeutic … Read moreThe Challenges of Running a Therapeutic Foster Care Home
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
When you’re a foster parent, you need to create a loving, supportive atmosphere in your home. When kids come to a foster home, they have to go through a lot of adjustments. They’ll probably have to move schools, make new friends, adjust to the workload and get used to having you and your spouse as … Read more5 Tips to Make a Child Feel Welcome in a Foster Home
There is a common misconception that the children living in foster care are all made of the same cloth, so to speak. Modern media sources have made it appear that all foster children come from impoverished, abusive homes without exception to the rule. This, however, is far from the truth. Who Are the Children in … Read moreWho Are the Children in Foster Care?
When first starting out on their journey in foster care, new foster parents have a lot of questions. This is totally normal. Even with advanced foster training, a lot of the foster care process is a learning experience. One of the most common questions people have is whether or not they will get to choose … Read moreDo I Get to Choose My Foster Placement?
Foster children sometimes come from broken homes and tough circumstances. Thus, as a foster parent, it is vital to build your foster child’s self-worth. That way s/he can recover from those experiences to thrive in life. One thing you shouldn’t do is belittle him verbally. In fact, this will make him shut down and it … Read moreHow You Can Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth
As a foster parent, you may have a number of questions about parenting. Foster care is different, of course, from raising a biological child: raising a child into a rounded adult. However, many of the principles remain the same. If you are caring yet firm and you feel like you are doing your best as … Read moreHow Can You Encourage Your Foster Child to Grow Into a Rounded Adult?