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3 Must-Read Books on Foster Care

3 Must-Read Books on Foster Care

Preparation is important when it comes to foster care- reading and learning all you can while waiting for your first child’s arrival is encouraged. But no matter where you are in this journey, continuing to learn and educate yourself about the depth of foster...

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Uncommon Advice for Your First Placement

Uncommon Advice for Your First Placement

You get the first call, and before you know it your first foster placement is in the works. You may be feeling a lot of things- nerves and excitement, but it’s important to make sure you take practical steps in order to best prepare you for the days, weeks and months...

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Common Misconceptions about Teens in Foster Care

Common Misconceptions about Teens in Foster Care

For a lot of foster parents, fostering a teen seems difficult. Teens, in general, have a reputation for bad behavior and other issues- but this is not to say that teens don’t need or deserve love. When it comes to taking a placement for a teen, unfortunately, a lot of...

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The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

As parents- especially foster parents, we give everything we have to our kids. Most of our time, energy and money is allotted to caring for them and simply being the best providers we can possibly be. Despite that, there are times when too much time with our kids can...

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Back to School- Foster Family Edition

Back to School- Foster Family Edition

With the end of August approaching us, it can only mean one thing: it’s back to school. For a lot of parents, this is somewhat of a relief, as there’s more time to get things done and take a breather while the children are away. However, maybe this is the first time...

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Loving Your Caseworker

Loving Your Caseworker

The main reason that many people jump into foster care is that they love kids and want to make a difference in their lives. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, in fact, we encourage it! But remember to love and support the adults in the foster care world as...

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Parenting Difficult Children

Parenting Difficult Children

When it comes to parenting, having the ability to stay calm in rough situations is one of the most valuable skills you can have. When your child begins to yell, throw fits or cry, keeping your cool is important. The last thing you want is to stir up the child and make...

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Foster Parent Fears

Foster Parent Fears

Foster care is a journey that sends many people on a rollercoaster of emotions. Though we know that there are so many advantages and that the experience is extremely rewarding for both the children and the parents, most people still experience fear and doubt. Today we...

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Together We Rise

Together We Rise

In today’s blog, we wanted to tell you about a great non-profit called Together We Rise. This organization consists of inspired young adults and former foster youth. They have been serving for 11 years, and they proudly help foster children nationwide. Not only do...

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Things to Consider Before Becoming Foster Parents

Things to Consider Before Becoming Foster Parents

The steps to becoming a foster parent differ for everyone. Maybe your sister starting fostering children, and it inspired you to start. Or maybe you’re the first one out of everyone you know considering taking the leap. Whatever your path, it’s important to be honest...

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