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Do I Qualify to Be a Foster Parent?

The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must: be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults, complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer), share information regarding their background and...

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How do we Help our Children Express Themselves?

At The RLRM Foundation, we've seen music transform the lives of young children. We believe that the children who are growing up in today's world need all the positive self-expression they can get. If you're tired of watching your kid struggle to fit in, or if they...

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What Makes the Foster Care World Go Round?

CPS workers are at the heart of every foster kid's placement. They are the ones that make life-altering decisions for these children and families. The fact is that it's a really hard job, and you don't get many thanks. If you know a caseworker, give them a quick hug,...

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True Religion is This…

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (James 1:27) A lot of the times in the Foster Care world we can find ourselves in a pit of...

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Fulfilling the NEEDS of Our Children

Communicating with our children can be hard at times. They just don’t think the same way we do! They are often preoccupied with other things, or sometimes just don’t want to have anything to do with us. So how do we fulfill their needs for love, but also give them the...

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Remember Why You’re Doing This!

To provide a bit of encouragement today, we've compiled a quick list of Bible verses about adoption. When times get rough, or you can't remember why you're doing this, rely on the word of God to get you through! Deuteronomy 10:18. “He defends the cause of the...

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Aging Out – The Facts

When foster children in the system remain unadopted, fewer families want to take them in. It's sad, but it is just part of the current system. Older children are more of a safety risk, they can be harder to deal with, and their personalities are often already set in...

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A Place to Stay – Waco

I was adopted at 6 weeks old after a brief stay in someone’s home. And as an adopted kid, I always felt like I was tuned in to topics and issues concerning adoption. It wasn’t till my wife Tara and I returned from a trip to Haiti 3 years ago that our eyes...

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Looking for a Few Church Folk

A few months ago I cross-referenced the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) numbers of children in foster care with the most recent religious census done in Texas that I could find, circa 2010. Here’s what I found… If .12% of families attending...

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Three More Bottles

The first foster child to enter our home was a two-week old baby girl. Our boys are currently 20, 18 and 15, so having a newborn back in the house took some pretty serious adjustment. I’d forgotten the feel of the sleep deprivation fog that can set in with 3-hour...

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