Understanding the Emotional Impact of Foster Parenting:
There are indeed unique challenges that foster families face. Most children in the foster care system have experienced some trauma. As such, the best parenting approach may differ…
The Role of Education in Foster Care and Adoption
Children in the foster care system may suffer even more from academic setbacks. Disruptions in their home environment due to new placements and starting over in a different school…
Supporting Foster Youth During the Holidays
Try to understand that not all foster youth feel comfortable celebrating the holidays. It might bring up traumatic memories for them. Remain empathetic, and never push them to do…
The Importance of Cultural Competence in Foster Care
There are many definitions of cultural competence. It refers to behaviors and attitudes that let individuals work in cross-cultural situations. It's aware of your values and…
10 Common Myths About Foster Care and Adoption: Debunked
Believing in common misconceptions about foster care has the most significant impact on kids in the system. Many of us believe what we hear rather than spend time looking up the…
Navigating the Legal System as a Foster or Adoptive Parent
First, you should understand that the foster care system's primary goal is to reunite foster children with their biological parents or families. When reunification is not possible…
How to Prepare for First Placement: Tips for Foster Parents
Here are some tips for Virginia foster parents.
Build Your Support Network
As you begin prepping for your fostering journey, you'll want a group of people you can go to for help.…
Foster Care 101: Birth Parents and Foster Parents
As a foster parent, you may want to consider co-parenting. Co-parenting is when foster parents share the responsibilities of caring for a foster child with the birth parents.
How Long Does It Take To Adopt a Foster Child?
The timeline before receiving your first foster care placement varies depending on the selected age range, how many children you're willing to foster, and other considerations.…
Foster Parenting... Is It Right for You? 5 Questions to Ask
Foster parenting...is it right for you? Maybe your spouse or partner brought up the topic, or you've been thinking about it yourself. You can change many lives by bringing a…
Questions Couples Should Ask Before Becoming Foster Parents
Are you considering becoming foster parents but are unsure if you are truly ready? Read this guide to learn the ten questions couples should consider before becoming foster…
5 Tips to Prepare for a Foster Care or Adoption Home Study
If you're wondering what it entails, you're not alone.
Preparing for your home study is just a process. It is a list of items that all foster homes will need so that a child in…