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You are Their Greatest Example

You are Their Greatest Example

As parents, we are constantly being looked upon by our children. We are showing them the right and wrong ways of the world, and it is our job to shape them into future citizens of the world. Because of the bond children and their parents hold, you are a huge example...

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The Importance of Therapy for Children

The Importance of Therapy for Children

Therapy is not something to be ashamed of- nor should it be a topic that is avoided in the foster care world. Regularly attending therapy can be beneficial to just about anyone. Many foster care kids are dealing with stress and trauma that they have acquired over the...

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The Church’s Call to Foster Care

The Church’s Call to Foster Care

While foster care may be a topic unfamiliar or slightly uncomfortable to some, it is our duty as Christians to protect and care for God’s people. Foster care should be frequently talked about in the church in order to raise awareness and offer help to these kids, but...

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3 Ways to Communicate Better

3 Ways to Communicate Better

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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How Foster Care Will Change Your Kids

How Foster Care Will Change Your Kids

A common question among foster parents is how this big change will affect their biological children. Many worry about them feeling underappreciated, or jealous of the new children. Others worry about the heaviness and potential disfunction they could be bringing into...

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Stop Waiting for the “Perfect Time”

Stop Waiting for the “Perfect Time”

Busyness is a concept that Americans tend to be all too familiar with. We love to be busy. However, we’re constantly fighting the battle between feeling too busy and feeling guilty for not being busy enough. A lot of times, this business battle prevents us from doing...

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Fighting Post-Placement Depression

Fighting Post-Placement Depression

Like new mommas often experience post-partum depression, foster moms do occasionally experience post-placement depression after a new foster child arrives. This feeling seems to come out of blue, and rather unexpectedly. It seems as though the last thing you’d expect...

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Interview: Struggles and Strength

Interview: Struggles and Strength

Last week, we talked to adoptive mom Tara Hutton about how she got started in foster care, a look into their family’s everyday life, and her best pieces of advice for those considering. This week, we continue our conversation- now discussing some unexpected struggles,...

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Simple Remedies for Soothing Anxiety in Children

Simple Remedies for Soothing Anxiety in Children

Because of the varying levels of trauma, shock, and confusion that kids in foster care go through every day, you may find yourself dealing with a particularly anxious child every now and again throughout your time as a foster parent. Everyone processes anxiety...

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This week, we start our interview series on the blog! We’ve have had the privilege to interview real-life foster to adoptive mom, Tara Hutton. Tara is the wife to Kyle Hutton, founder of the A Place to Stay tour for Foster Awareness, and artist on The Foster EP! They...

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