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.
Posted on May 26, 2020 by
You had some questions about foster parenting and we agreed to talk over a cup of coffee soon. Well, the pandemic has put that plan on hold for a while. So, I thought I’d drop you a note.
Posted on March 10, 2020 by
It’s one of the most important things I can do to help my foster child to move safely out of the child welfare system and into a permanent family.
Posted on November 27, 2019 by
We’ve been through this before as a foster parent. As “the season” approaches, let’s try to keep a few things in mind.
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.
Posted on September 3, 2019 by
As the new school year progresses there may be some bumps in the road for your foster child. Here are some tips to help them get back on track.
Posted on May 30, 2019 by
Everything is new to me. When I first join your family, I need to learn so many new things. Make a point of letting me know how things work in your house.
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.
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.
Posted on November 28, 2018 by
The routine you provide is incredibly important to me. I may never have had the chance to be a regular kid in a family. Before I came to live with you I may have lived in some chaotic places.