It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

You Are the Village Raising a child is the most important job any human being can do. Thus, it sometimes takes a village to raise one. You’ve probably heard the expression, but it’s easy to think of the village as an abstract idea. Personally identifying ourselves with our community changes our perspective on our role … Read moreIt Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Respite Care: A Crucial Part of the Foster Care System

Have you ever considered being a positive part of the foster system? Is your heart for providing secure homes to foster children but you are not sure you can commit to full-time foster care? Consider being a respite care provider and you just might find out that is exactly where you belong. What Exactly is … Read moreRespite Care: A Crucial Part of the Foster Care System

Three Things to Tell Your New Foster Child

Coming into a new home is always scary for a misplaced child. They are no longer in the home of their biological parents, and they are in dire need of stability in their life. As the child grows and develops, it’s essential that they receive love and support from the adults in their life, and … Read moreThree Things to Tell Your New Foster Child

4 Surprising Ways to Help Foster Children Feel Safe and Welcome

Never knowing the real history of a child can create a sense of helplessness when it comes to fostering them. Clearly, one of the greatest challenges for foster parents is to find a balance between comforting them and providing them with a safe and secure environment so they can feel that they belong. While it … Read more4 Surprising Ways to Help Foster Children Feel Safe and Welcome

How To Support Foster Families in the Short-Term and Long-Term

Ask any foster family and you will know that fostering is very hard, but worth the effort. Fostering a child is not for everyone and that is okay. However, everyone can support foster families in their community by meeting short-term and long-term needs. Here are some practical things you can do to support these families … Read moreHow To Support Foster Families in the Short-Term and Long-Term

Resources for Texas Foster Parents

In Texas, approximately 12,000 children are a part of the foster care system. Recent laws are improving the system, but foster parents are the most important ally of these children. Becoming a foster parent is an immensely rewarding experience. Your life will be forever changed as will the life of the child you help. However, becoming a foster … Read moreResources for Texas Foster Parents

Empowered to Connect Conference

The Empowered to Connect Conference, presented by ShowHope, features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features Trust-Based Relational InterventionⓇ (TBRI) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child … Read moreEmpowered to Connect Conference

The 3 Traits of a Nurturing Foster Family

Anyone who has ever considered becoming a foster parent has probably had many questions. You may have wondered what the task would be like? What are foster children like? Will you have to go to court? Do you meet the birth parents? How long will the foster child stay with you? And if they do … Read moreThe 3 Traits of a Nurturing Foster Family

Is Foster Care Right for You?

At some point, nearly all of us will consider whether or not we’ll have children. Some may go a step further and discuss adoption as one way to both grow their family and help a child in need. However, how much do you know about the option of becoming a foster parent within your state? While … Read moreIs Foster Care Right for You?