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
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
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
Life Changing New Year Resolutions Every Foster Parent Should Make
Foster parenting is both a worthwhile endeavor and a tough job. Make some resolutions that will make it even more rewarding and life changing in the new year.
Reasons to be thankful and have a gratitude list..
The cost of gratitude
Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is better than I deserve, which is saying something these days. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle.
10 Ways to Help Foster and Adopted Kids Through the Holidays
The holidays are right around the corner! For many this is a time that is relished – spent with family, decorations, good food, and a feeling of warmth. But for many foster and adoptive children, this is a time that brings up questions and tough feelings. Below are some tips on helping your foster or adopted child through the holidays.
Four colleges offer support for students from foster care
Briana Drummer is a junior at Temple University. Once in foster care, she’s now helping others who have also been in the system.
Briana Drummer was 7-years-old when she and her four brothers were taken from her mother and placed in foster care.
The Parent Coach Plan
A great resource for foster parents as well as children can be located at www.parentcoachplan.com. This can be applied to all ages and there are many more topics to choose from on the website. This allows the parent as well as the child to engage in the development of the contract which can ensure more success for you as well as the child! They are Parent/Coach Child Contracts
How Can We Help Kids With Transitions?
With the right support, children can learn to change gears without whining and tantrums.
Many children struggle with transitions, which are common triggers for behaviors that range from annoying (whining, stalling) to upsetting (tantrums and meltdowns).
A reminder of why we do what we do
RICHMOND — Elexis Webster was just 14 years old when she landed in foster care, after being discovered by police living in a car somewhere near Hayward.
She spent years homeless and impoverished and missed three grades. But this week, Elexis’ resilience and determination was on full display as she graduated third in her class with a 4.6 GPA from Kennedy High School in Richmond. She will attend UC San Diego in the fall.