3 Common Questions Potential Single Foster Parents Have

A lot single individuals want to become foster parents, but aren’t sure if this is a possibility. First of all, in most states in the United States this is absolutely allowed. In the state of Texas specifically, you are allowed to be a single foster parent just as long as you meet all of the … Read more3 Common Questions Potential Single Foster Parents Have

Ways to Prepare for A Home Study

A major part of the fostering process is the home study. The home study is not just a visit to your home from a social worker although that is a part of it. Indeed, you’ll need to submit paperwork and all members of your household will have to undergo background checks. Also, the social worker … Read moreWays to Prepare for A Home Study

TFI COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to Ensure Child Safety & Healthy Families

Amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19), TFI remains dedicated to strengthening families. As always, our top priority is the safety and health of our employees, and the children and families we serve. To continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, families and staff, TFI has put internal and external precautions and guidelines in place. TFI … Read moreTFI COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to Ensure Child Safety & Healthy Families

What Will You Do as a Foster Care Provider?

Although many people consider becoming a foster care provider, a large portion of those potential foster parents never move forward in the process. They can be uncertain as to what they will be responsible for. If you’re on the fence, or are seeking more information, this list of responsibilities can help you decide if fostering … Read moreWhat Will You Do as a Foster Care Provider?

Foster Care Benefits for Foster Parents

We often think of foster care benefits in terms of what it provides for the children. Foster care provides children who can’t currently be with their biological parents a safe home, caring adult, and resources. Further, it provides the necessary healing from the traumatic experiences which have separated them from their biological parents. However, did … Read moreFoster Care Benefits for Foster Parents

Why You Should Become a Foster Parent

If you have been tossing around the idea of becoming a foster parent, it is time to dive in. Foster care is a crucial service for children and one where more help is always needed. The process of becoming a licensed foster parent can take a few months to complete, but once you are done, … Read moreWhy You Should Become a Foster Parent

Tips for Getting Your Foster Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed at Night

Transition your foster child into their own bed at night can be a difficult task. This is made even more difficult if your child is used to sleeping in a bedroom with someone else. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to help encourage your toddler not only to fall asleep in their … Read moreTips for Getting Your Foster Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed at Night

Myths About Foster Kids: Debunked

The US as a whole is in desperate need of more foster families to help care for the more than 443,000 children residing in the foster care system on any given day. Many people consider becoming foster parents, but never do. Unfortunately, the reason behind so many people deciding against fostering isn’t because they don’t … Read moreMyths About Foster Kids: Debunked

Best Life Skills to Teach Teenage Foster Kids

If you have teenage foster kids, you want to prepare them as much as possible for adulthood. Life skills are not always taught in detail at school, and you can teach these skills at home so that the kids will be well-rounded and mature adults in the real world. You can draw from your own … Read moreBest Life Skills to Teach Teenage Foster Kids

6 Tips For Single Foster Parents

With 400,000 children in foster care in the USA, great foster parents are needed more than ever. Many single adults are interested in foster parenting, but worry that they won’t be allowed to do it. The truth is, single adults can be foster parents. Single foster parenting comes with its own challenges. Here are six … Read more6 Tips For Single Foster Parents