While under the watchful eye of the State, children in foster care are subject to rules different from those in natural households. For kids who are in the legal care of the State, Child Protective Services is an ever-present shadow. Children in care experiences can receive parent visitation at a CPS office or supervised by … Read morePermanency Is Not A Place
Fostering children requires a special kind of commitment. It is a selfless love that requires you let go of the child you have taken into your home, cared for and helped overcome any number of obstacles. Add in that the state’s first goal is to reunification, it’s important to learn how to love and let … Read moreReunification: The Foster Parents’ Delight and Dilemma
If you have jumped into the adoption or foster care process, the home visit interview is coming! Don’t be afraid, if you want to adopt or foster those kiddos, you have to do the home visits, but they’re the best thing for you and the new kids. The social worker wants to make sure you’re … Read moreGetting Ready for the Home Visit!
Are you considering fostering for a child in need of a new home? Have you wondered what the requirements are to make this type of impact on a young person’s life? Not only will you have to provide temporary care, love, and nurturance to children while serving as a mentor to their parent, but you … Read moreTexas Requirements to Foster
Are you considering becoming a single foster parent? Great! In the state of Texas, you do not have to married to become a foster parent, but you do have to be responsible, financially stable, mature, and over the age of 21. Ask yourself these four questions to get a clearer understanding of what you need … Read more4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Single Foster Parent
If you ever thought to yourself, “I want to be a foster parent” then this is the post for you. Here are four things you must consider before you decide you want to become a foster parent. Personality Are you someone who can stay calm in difficult situations? Do you strive to understand all kinds of … Read moreI Want to Be a Foster Parent: Four Things to Consider Before You Apply
“Relatively” Speaking, Very Little Time Technically, a foster child is a relative, virtually no different than a biological child. Remembering that a biological child takes approximately 9 months to enter our lives, the time to get a license to become a foster parent is minimal. (And this legal right, or “license”, carries an emotional bond.) A … Read moreI Want a License to Become a Foster Parent. Does It Take Long?
“I want to foster” are the first words spoken when you decide that you’re ready to become a foster parent. One of the best decisions that you can make in your life is fostering a child by bringing them into your home. A child that experiences tragedy, abuse, or brokenness desires the love, hope, and … Read moreThe Reality of Fostering a Child
Making the decision for either adoption or foster care is something that requires a lot of careful consideration. If you feel there’s value in providing a home for a child, the strong emotional pull is a great start. However, there’s more to consider for yourself, your family, and the potential child. Short Term vs Long Term … Read moreHow to Know if Adoption or Foster Care is Right for You
When the winter weather arrives, it can be challenging if you’re an active family who likes to partake in sports and other outdoor activities. Even though winter marks the end of the season of football, baseball, soccer, and swimming at the neighborhood pool, there are plenty of things you can do to help your kids … Read moreFamily-Friendly Outdoor Activities and A Few Safety Tips For Foster Families