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
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
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
Foster Parents are Not Paid If you are considering becoming a foster parent, you may wonder if you are provided any compensation for your services. It’s heard by many people that others are “fostering for money” or provide a foster home “for additional income for their family”. Instead, there is a monthly tax reimbursement. This … Read moreFoster Parents Do Not Get Paid – But Do Get Monthly Tax Reimbursement
Can Single Parents Foster Children? Many single parents have risen to the occasion when it comes to fostering children all throughout the US. About 30% of all foster children in the US are taken in by single parents who are looking to make a difference in that child’s life. In fact, in recent years, over 100,000 … Read moreCan Single Parents Foster Children?
When a child receives news that they are being welcomed into a safe and loving home with open arms, they are immediately filed with hope that their future will get better. Children in the foster care system have been tossed around, forgotten, and neglected by families, adults, communities, and the system. All they want is to be wanted.
Thousands of children are bouncing around the American foster care system today, waiting to be adopted into a family they can call their own. With figures reporting that more than 428,000 children are available for adoption at any given time the United States, the number appears to be increasing since the turn of the century.