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Fostering Blog

 
August 20, 2021

What’s Holding You Back From Becoming a Foster Parent Today?

Did you know that many foster parents considered foster care for months or even years before taking next steps? Many individuals or families that I talk […]
August 20, 2021

Who Makes a Great Foster Parent? Probably YOU!

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to cut it as a foster parent? Many of us do before getting started. I know I did. […]
August 18, 2021

Ask Yourself These Questions To Know If You’re Ready To Foster

Foster parenting is a huge commitment. You are choosing to care for children, and by extension their families, and also committing to partnering with the state […]
July 13, 2021

Surviving To Thriving: From a Foster Parent Who’s Been There

Busy foster parents (and parents of all kinds), rejoice! Looking for a quick easy-to-read (as in it may be the first book you actually finish this […]
April 5, 2021

Saying Goodbye in Foster Care Doesn’t Get Easier

I’m no stranger to goodbyes. We have had twenty kids come through our home through foster care in the last three years. Each of them we […]
February 12, 2021

Can I Say “No” to a Foster Care Placement?

There are lots of questions when raising tiny humans. How are we ever sure we are making the right choice when we have no crystal ball […]
November 18, 2020

Put Your Brave On: Helping Children Say Goodbye to a Foster Sibling

Like many grandparents, Rhonda was initially worried about the impact that foster care might have on her beloved granddaughter, Avery. When her daughter and son-in-law decided […]
May 5, 2020

What Age Should I Foster? Reflecting On Age Range Preferences After Two Years as a Foster Parent

Adjusting Expectations and Embracing Who You Are as a Foster Parent Most new parents-to-be know exactly what to expect. There are full libraries of books on […]
April 28, 2020

What if a child is placed in my home and it isn’t working out?

Fear and Failure: My Lowest Point as a Foster Parent There is real risk for families entering foster care. Sometimes the risk is superficial. We risk […]
March 31, 2020

Should I Foster Out of Birth Order?

Thoughts from One Family on Successfully Fostering Older Children One of the first things that you may consider as you think about opening up your home […]
March 26, 2020

There is No Right Answer in Foster Care: Answering Placement Calls in the Time of Coronavirus

There is no doubt we are parenting in uncertain times right now. Parenting is always hard. Foster parenting is hard too, if not harder. With schools […]
March 13, 2020

Parenting in the Digital Age: Navigating Devices, Technology, and Social Media with Kids of All Ages

Parents always want to focus on their relationship with their children. The digital age may pose some challenges to that. Parents need to lead by example […]
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