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

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

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

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

Addressing Common Foster Parent Fears

With over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, the need for loving foster homes continues to rise. Seven thousand of those children reside in Kansas alone. While becoming a foster parent may not be for everyone, some otherwise great potential foster parents may harbor fears that keep them from receiving a child … Read moreAddressing Common Foster Parent Fears

What If You Could Change the Future?

One thing that we can all count on is that life is unpredictable.  Feeling like we are in control can some days resemble walking on a tightrope. Indeed, the future is a scary place. What if you lived your entire life on that rope?  If every turn you made in life was full of uncertainties … Read moreWhat If You Could Change the Future?

How to Prepare for Emergency Fostering

Every day a child’s life turns upside down by an unknown terror. Sometimes, a parent abandons them or jailed unexpectedly, a situation can happen at any time. Consequently, long-term plans and preparations aren’t always quick to happen, causing the child to suffer more. As a result, emergency fostering is implemented. When working as an emergency … Read moreHow to Prepare for Emergency Fostering

Long Term Fostering, A Bridge Toward Reunification

A foster family lends a unique role to children. Foster families nurture children of all ages and also provide security via shelter, food, and medical care. Throughout their relationship, foster parents also work closely with children’s biological families and child welfare professionals to ensure reunification is achieved, as appropriate. Foster families become a bridge for … Read moreLong Term Fostering, A Bridge Toward Reunification