Really Helpful Information for Foster Parents

  • check book and a dollar bill Financial Literacy for Youth in Foster Care
    Financial literacy is simply the ability to understand and apply financial skills. Financial literacy includes budgeting, investing, managing finances, using credit cards, and…
  • Foster mom holding a teenager child outdoors How to Connect With a Teenager in Foster Care
    Teenagers have also shifted from concrete thinkers to exploring their independent ideas. They may have difficulty accepting that parents know best or that your way is the only way…
  • foster parent sitting watching a kid play with blocks 8 Most Common Fostering Challenges
    Although fostering is a wonderful way to change a child's life for the better, there are times when it may feel like an uphill battle. Whether you're fostering for the first time…
  • foster family with two kids on a street Preparing to Blend Biological and Adopted Foster Children
    If you're interested in adopting foster children and creating a blended family, you're likely wondering where to start. The prospect of bringing children into your home is…
  • Social worker meeting a foster parent at front door What to Expect During a Potential Foster Parent Home Study
    So, are you wondering what to expect during a potential foster parent home study? If so, we'll go through the process here. Keep reading to learn what all prospective foster…
  • foster mom painting with a child 12 Requirements for Housing Foster Care Children
    If you're considering housing foster care children, you should know about specific requirements for eligibility. These are in place to ensure every child finds the right home and…
  • Couple sitting at a desk with a laptop When Your Spouse Wants to Foster
    If your spouse has brought up the possibility, you might want to learn about how the process works or find out if it's a good option for the two of you to start a foster care…
  • foster family sitting on a couch in a white room Co-Parenting With Birth Parents in Foster Care
    Co-parenting is when a foster parent shares the responsibilities of caring for a foster child with the biological parents and the caseworker assigned to the child. There are many…
  • Foster children standing in front of an American flag How Many Children Are in Foster Care in the US?
    According to the AFCARS report, there is 407,493 youth in the foster care system as of September 30th of the fiscal year 2020.  The report also states that 216,838 children…
  • flowers in basket on plain background Five foster care appreciation ideas
    Do you want to show your support for a social worker or foster parent? If so, these foster care appreciation ideas are an excellent place to start. Here are just five foster care…
  • foster mom and daughter in park What are the Financial Considerations for Foster Parents?
    When contemplating the possibility of fostering, it is expected and welcomed for prospective foster parents to have many questions and concerns about an advantageous but rewarding…
  • 2 foster parents with a young child in the mans arms Foster Care vs Adoption: Exploring the Differences
    Both foster care and adoption are excellent ways of helping foster youth in need of a good loving home, but what's the difference? Not everyone may understand the distinction or…
  • Kids hands holding a red heart on a blue background Foster Care to Success: A Complete Guide
    The nonprofit organization, Foster Care to Success (FC2S), strives to help young, college-bound foster care adults. The organization provides information, support, and funding to…
  • Foster family with a child on dads shoulders Foster Child Meaning: What Is the Meaning of a Foster Child?
    In simple terms, a foster child is a minor placed in state custody. Foster children are placed with state-licensed adults that care for the child rather than a guardian or parent…
  • Therapist working with a child WHAT MAKES A GOOD THERAPIST FOR CHILDREN?
    What makes a good therapist? For one, you want someone with specialized knowledge and experience working with kids in foster care. It's crucial to search for someone who has…
  • Inspiring graphic about foster care in words Everything You Need to Know About How to Be a Foster Parent
    Everything you need to know about Becoming a foster parent is an exciting and rewarding experience. It can be challenging but so worthwhile to become a foster parent. We hope you…
  • White foster home in country What Is a Home Study Within Foster Care and Adoption?
    The home study is a process that ensures you meet all criteria for providing a safe and stable environment. A home study process exists to ensure that foster parents can ensure…
  • Child holding hands with two foster parents 8 Common Myths About Foster Care and Adoption
    Your children and families would also benefit from understanding what is a myth and what is facts in foster care. We're here to debunk those common foster care myths. Find out the…
  • LGBTQ Love heart made from hands What Does LGBTQ and LGBTQIA+ Mean?
    You've probably heard the initialism of LGBT or LGBTQ before. You might not know what it means or why it keeps getting longer. The full version is LGBTQIA+, but it's only recently…
  • Foster to adopt family sitting on a couch How Do You Adopt From Foster Care?
    If you're considering adopting a child from foster care, you could make a massive difference in that child's life. However, there are many factors you should consider first to…
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