In Kansas, there are more children in shelters than there are in foster care. This is because there are only 2,000 foster homes for 6,000 foster children. Some are even placed outside of their home community, meaning that in a day they lose their home, friends, school and their family, especially when they are separated … Read moreProvide a Child a Home by Becoming a Foster Parent
Kansas’s struggling foster care is suffering from a shortage of foster care workers because the requirements are too high. Many workers feel that the requirements are too restrictive because of the different standards in different states. Some states do not require licenses, and some do not even require that their workers have degrees in social work. … Read moreKansas’s Struggling Foster Care System
There are many people who want to foster a child. However, they have no idea what steps to take or what is expected of them. Here are some of the things that a person must know before becoming a foster parent. The Facts The children in foster care range from birth to 21. Their care can … Read moreI Want to be a Foster Parent in Kansas
Once you decide to bring a foster child into your home, you have to be prepared when you tell others. Be prepared. Not everyone is going to be happy for you. In fact, your extended family members may try to convince you not to do it. Fostering a child can be great, but it can … Read moreMore Tips to Introduce Your Children to Foster Children
If you have decided to foster children who need a good home, that is great news. However, be prepared that not everyone is going to be happy for you. Your extended family might question your motives and reasonings. Some may even try to convince you not to foster a child. Fostering a child can be … Read moreTips to Introduce Your Children to Foster Children
As a foster parent, you are responsible for a child at all times. However, there are going to be times when you need to do something that prevents you from watching him or her. Unlike your biological children, your parents may not be willing to watch your foster child even for a few hours. Respite … Read moreWhat is Respite Foster Care?
Foster children come from all walks of life. They have many different experiences and behaviors which make them who they are. While some had supportive parents that they lost too soon, others have been shuffled through the system for years, never finding a place to call home. Because of this, many foster children may exhibit … Read moreCommon Behaviors Exhibited by Foster Children
While you may picture yourself getting a baby or toddler to foster, the truth is that you could find yourself with an older child who has been through a lot. He or she may push you away, no matter how kind you are. He or she may also act out and react in ways that … Read moreTips to Help a Troubled Foster Child
Many people one daydream of having a child to care for, with a large number hoping to foster those most in need. However, some are often left wondering whether or not they would qualify to become a foster parent without a partner. Can you foster a child as a single parent? As with any question … Read moreAre You Able to Foster Children as a Single Parent?
If you’ve considered becoming a foster parent, chances are you’ve heard that they get paid. Maybe it was a friend of a friend who assured you that compensation for foster parents is provided by the state, or perhaps you read somewhere that there were people who became foster parents for the money. To answer your … Read moreIs There Compensation for Foster Parents?