Really Helpful Information for Foster Parents

  • How to become a licensed Foster Parent in Virginia Is it Hard to Get Approved to be a Foster Parent in Virginia?
    How to become a licensed Foster Parent in Virginia
  • five teenagers hugging with a sky background  Understanding and Helping Teenagers in Foster Care
    So how do you help a teen who is in foster care? When you ask first-time foster parents about what age they desire to work with, most will not say teens. Each stage of…
  • Questions for a Child Placing Agency (CPA) Virginia in 2021 Questions for a Child Placing Agency (CPA) Virginia in 2022
    Your local Child Placing Agencies (CPA's) in Virginia have over 100 service providers who look after over 5000 kids in foster care who need a bed for the night within Virginia.
  • Medically fragile children in Virginia foster care could present as infants to teens.  Medically Fragile Children In Virginia Foster Care System
    Medically fragile children in the Virginia foster care system are diverse. They can be any age, from infants to teens. They could have been born with a chronic health condition or…
  • Helping Foster parents understand manipulative behaviors Recognizing & Understanding Manipulative Behavior In Foster Children
    Foster Parents need to understand that trauma-induced behaviors such as manipulation are not a Foster child misbehaving. When the brain's prefrontal cortex is damaged, logic and…
  • What makes a good foster parent for children in need? Top Qualities of A Good Foster Parent
    Foster Parents come from various backgrounds, and all have a different reason for what led them to become a foster parent.  What makes someone an effective or “good” foster…
  • What is a Lifebook and how to build one for a child What is a Lifebook? How to Create a Lifebook for a Child
    Lifebooks are created to assist a child in telling their story for children in foster care who are in the final process of being adopted. It is a tool used in foster care and…
  • Contraception ideas for foster girls Lets lower the teen pregnancy rate for kids in foster care
    I am a twenty-one-year-old woman who is passionate about lowering the high rates of adolescent pregnancies in women who were children in foster care.
  • When is it safe to send a Foster Child back to daycare in VA When is it safe to send a Foster Child back to daycare in VA
    All children, including children and youth in foster care, need safe daycare with high standards in Virginia. Precautions taken by the daycares will keep all our families safe…
  • Collage of photos of teenagers of all backgrounds Fostering Futures For Children In Virginia Foster Care 2021
    Fostering Futures assistance program allows LDSS to extend financial and social services of foster care up to the age of 21. Suppose you turned 18 in foster care or a…
  • Taking a chance on teenagers in Virginia Foster care in 2021 Taking a Chance on Teenagers
    Tweens & Teenagers desire to be with a foster family in VA.
  • Map of Virginia Commonwealth and its flag overlayed Contact the Virginia Department of Social Services DSS
    The names and address below is a complete list of state and local Department of Social Services Directors and Regional Director. We have also listed their phone numbers and…
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