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 December 11, 2018 by
Being a foster parent is a tough job, even in the good times. Hanging in there with a foster child who keeps pushing you away is difficult. How do you keep going?
Posted on December 4, 2018 by
Foster parents have two main goals: reuniting the child with the birth family whenever possible and minimizing trauma that could result from instability.
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.
Posted on November 21, 2018 by
Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to the many types of children who need foster care. Thank you for respecting your foster children’s ties to their birth parents and for working with birth parents to help their children.
Posted on November 14, 2018 by
Remember that the holidays stir up a lot of emotion for almost everyone. Your foster child may struggle with feelings of guilt and sadness.