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?
Talk to any foster family and you will know that fostering is hard. It is also fulfilling and worth the effort. You may or may not be in a position to be a foster parent at this time but one thing you can always do is offer support to those who have chosen this path. … Read moreHow to Support Foster Families Immediately After Placement
Adoption, as everyone knows, is permanent. Adoptive parents have all parental rights and responsibilities regarding their adopted child, just as if the child had been born to them. They can make all decisions regarding medical treatment, religion, etc., and the adopted children automatically inherit their estate. In order for this to happen, the birth parents … Read moreAdoption vs. Long-Term Fostering
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?
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?
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
If you are considering becoming a foster parent, you might have a number of questions. Specifically, you might have questions about age limits for fostering. The good news is that Kansas’ foster care system has clear guidelines when it comes to age requirements and limits. How Old Do I Need to Be to Be a Foster … Read moreWhat Are the Age Limits for Fostering?
Fostering a child might sound like a daunting task for prospective foster parents. Where do you even start? It can seem overwhelming at times, but the process is actually somewhat simple. The first step is to receive a foster care license. Most states in the U.S. require a foster parent to have one, including Kansas. So, how … Read moreGetting Your Foster Care License in Kansas