Teach Your Foster Child How to Adult With These Strategies

If your foster child is a teen, then you’ll need to prepare him for the time when he leaves your home. Adult skills are necessary for him to hold down a job, manage finances well, maintain a tidy home, and care for his own family. So many young adults enter the real world without good … Read moreTeach Your Foster Child How to Adult With These Strategies

Once Upon a Time…Johnny’s Story

Johnny Had Big Dreams Once upon a time, there was a boy destined to be a scientist who hoped to cure deadly diseases. Although this boy – let’s call him Johnny – was only in 5th grade, his passion was huge. His parents did everything in their power to support him. He went to science … Read moreOnce Upon a Time…Johnny’s Story

Do I Have to Be Married & Own My Home to Foster?

The foster care system is overflowing with children, toddlers, and infants of all ages who desperately need foster parents willing to care for them. Some of these children have become permanent wards of the state and are awaiting an adoptive family, while others are temporarily in the foster care system while awaiting reunification with their … Read moreDo I Have to Be Married & Own My Home to Foster?

The Role of Communication, Individuality, and Understanding in Foster Care Services

Partaking in foster care services can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Yes, you’re going to have another individual in your home with his/her own likes and dislikes. You’re going to have to adjust to them and they’re going to have to adjust to you. You’re going to have to win over … Read moreThe Role of Communication, Individuality, and Understanding in Foster Care Services

Answers for the “Aging Out” Teen Questioning Their Future

Sharde Armstrong, a Taylor University graduate and former foster care child, poignantly expresses in a post on FosterClub the challenges she faced after “aging out” of the foster care system. The pain of being introduced to the parents of her friends as a college student was overwhelming. She was tackling basic life circumstances on her … Read moreAnswers for the “Aging Out” Teen Questioning Their Future

Following the News With Your Foster Child

When you become a foster parent, you enrich a child’s life in many ways. In addition to providing a loving and stable home, you can help them feel like they’re a part of a larger community. One way to develop this sense of connection is to follow the news together. It’s easy for a foster … Read moreFollowing the News With Your Foster Child

Fun Ways to Supplement Your Foster Child’s School Education At Home

Although your foster child is getting most of his learning at school, this doesn’t mean that you can’t build on those lessons at home. Your child learns best when he has both your’s and his teacher’s support, and teachers encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning. There are numerous fun ways to supplement … Read moreFun Ways to Supplement Your Foster Child’s School Education At Home

Best Presents for Foster Kids Ages 2-5

If you have a foster child between ages two and five, you’re wondering which presents are the best to get him or her for an upcoming birthday. Look for presents that help them develop their fine and gross motor skills because they’ll need these skills to help them learn how to ride a bike, hold … Read moreBest Presents for Foster Kids Ages 2-5

Myths That Keep You From Becoming a Foster Parent

You have a burning desire to make a difference by raising a foster child but you have doubts about it. Maybe you feel that you earn a modest income and it won’t be enough to be a foster parent. Or your relatives and friends put doubts in your mind based on how well they know … Read moreMyths That Keep You From Becoming a Foster Parent

How to Prepare for Respite Fostering

Foster parenting is difficult. This is why it’s important for foster parents to have time to relax and decompress. According to the report published by the United States Children’s Bureau, the United States has more than 400,000 children in foster care. Respite fostering provides foster families with an excellent option for both the parents and … Read moreHow to Prepare for Respite Fostering