Tag Archive: Foster Parent

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.

To Foster Parents on Thanksgiving

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.