Could you give a Fostered Virginia child a forever home?
Do you feel you have enough love in your heart to give to a fostered child a forever home?
What Happens to Foster Children When They Turn 18?
Are you interested in learning about older foster children? Would you mind reading to understand what it means to age out of the foster care system? The challenges that our foster…
How to help a child who is returning to school after Covid 19
Children and a child in Foster care will have challenges when returning to school this year.
How Foster children feel and the safety they seek
When a child enters foster care through social services, it is seen as a traumatic experience for all children in foster care; they lose so much, regardless of how valid the…
Foster Children Demographics in Virginia
Many children come into DSS custody each year. Consider these all these statistics from VDSS as you learn more about the foster care system across Virginia as of August 2022:
Why Are Kinship Placements Important For A Child?
Why is Kinship care necessary for a family and a child?
A Glimpse Into The Life Of A Foster Parent
Deborah Pryor talks about her interview with one of Extra Special Parent's very own foster parents, Chrystal.
How To Become A Foster Parent In Virginia
Let's start with the basics. According to the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS), these are the following requirements and steps to becoming a foster parent in the state…
Fostering, Adoption and Biological Parent Relationships
So how do we juggle biological children and children in foster care? How do we ensure the biological and foster child feels loved and nurtured? Here are some ways to create and…
Fostering the child and the family
When a family starts considering the idea of fostering, typically, a relationship with that child's biological family is the furthest thing from their mind.
Maintaining Relationships with Foster Youth After Returning Home
So often, when speaking about fostering youth, there is an unspoken fear of "losing" the children once they return home. But in many situations, that does not have to be the case.
Fostering teenagers In foster care
Fostering teens has been where I have found my niche as a foster parent.