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
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
One of the anxieties new foster parents face when introducing a child into their home is providing them with a room where they truly feel comfortable. Your foster child’s new bedroom should be a peaceful haven where they can relax and feel safe. Foster kids will experience their own misgivings after being placed in an … Read morePreparing a Bedroom for Your New Foster Child
Foster parenting is a rewarding yet challenging responsibility. You’re not only providing for the kids’ physical needs but also their emotional and spiritual needs. It is not an endeavor that you want to take on without knowing whether you have the maturity and dedication for it. You will experience many victories as a foster parent … Read moreBefore Becoming a Foster Parent, Ask Yourself These Questions
Even after you have made the decision to foster/adopt, there are remaining crucial decisions. Some we make in consultation with you, some are choices for you to make. The most meaningful questions have to do with what we call “continuity”. If you have committed to foster a child, it is likely you have put yourself … Read moreFoster Families: Continuity Can Benefit Everyone!
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!
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by any adoption process. There comes a time when you just want to dig your way out of the forms and come up for air. These are the times you really need to hear from someone who has gone through the process before. Adoption blogs are the perfect resource to … Read moreThe Top 4 Adoption Blogs You Should Check Out Now!
“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?
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
You might have heard about being a foster parent, and it might even be something that you have considered. However, you could be unsure of whether or not it’s actually something you should pursue. These are a few signs that you would be a good foster parent. 1. You Have Your Day-to-Day Life in Order … Read more5 Signs That You Would Be a Good Foster Parent