Tag Archive: Foster Child

A Letter to Black Foster Youth

Posted on June 24, 2020 by

Yes, we black foster youth know the police very well. Some of us know them more than we’d like to. But I reckon that a new day is upon us. There is a growing understanding by child welfare leaders that systemic racism has plagued the black community and led to disparities in black children in foster care for decades.

Parenting a Child with a Trauma History

Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Every child in foster care has a trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially when it occurs over time, children develop coping mechanisms. When a foster child joins your family, they may bring these survival behaviors with them even though your home is safe. As a parent, you have the opportunity to provide a safe environment in which your child can heal.

A Day in My Life as a Foster Parent

Posted on February 25, 2019 by

6:30 AM: I’m up before my foster son, Darren. I like to have my first cup of coffee before starting the day’s adventures with my thirteen-year-old. I’ll need the caffeine to keep up with him.

Why Become a Foster Parent?

Posted on January 23, 2019 by

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? You’re not alone. Many of us contemplate this life-changing question because we care about kids and want what’s best for them.