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The Importance of Mentorship in the Foster Care Community

For children in the foster care system, having a stable and supportive adult in their lives can make all the difference. Mentors can provide guidance, support, and a sense of belonging for children who may have experienced trauma and instability in their early years. As a foster care organization serving the Wichita Falls and Abilene … Read more

What Is the Time Commitment to Becoming a Foster Parent?

Unsurprisingly, most people who want to become parents want the fastest and easiest option/way to add a child to their family. When they think about foster-to-adopt, they frequently wonder, “How long will it take to become certified and have a child placed in my home?” The truth is that the amount of time it takes … Read more

Why Adopting an Older Child from Foster Care Is a Smart Decision

We all deserve a forever home, with a family who loves and cares for us unconditionally. Each year, 23,000 American children age out of foster care system with no permanent home to go to. They face a tough reality: approximately 20% of them become homeless, one-third become incarcerated, and 50% of them become unemployed following their transition from … Read more

Foster Youth: Tips To Making The Transition Easier

Over half of the more than 420,000 youngsters in the foster care system nationwide will have to live without their parents for a year or longer. Even if the young person is from their family due to abuse or neglect, this separation is still a trying period for them. The fact that so many children … Read more

Why It’s Important For Siblings in Foster Care To Stay Together

The annual increase in the shockingly high number of children placed in foster care is cause for grave concern. Due to a shortage of foster families willing to take in many children from the same family, many of these kids are siblings who must be kept separate.  What’s more worrying is the fact that more … Read more

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Foster Parent

Becoming a foster parent can be a rewarding experience, but it is not always easy. There are many things to consider before you decide to take this step, such as whether you are single or married. Is Marriage Required to Be a Foster Parent? The short answer is no, you do not have to be … Read more

Five Key Things About Kinship Care Services at 2INgage

When a child is placed in foster care, child welfare services often look to the child’s biological family for a permanent home. Below are five key things you need to know about kinship care services at 2ingage. KINSHIP CARE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES Both informal and formal forms of kinship care are available. Some children … Read more

5 Important Ways You Can Support Foster Families

Foster families play a critical role in assisting children and families going through challenging moments in life. They provide safe, loving, and nurturing care to the children and coordinate with their biological families to conquer challenges. Fostering isn’t an easy job. Foster families need support and love to survive the challenges of fostering. Here are six … Read more

Top 3 Factors That Influence Foster Care Placement

When looking to become a foster parent and have a child placed in your home, it’s crucial to understand what it takes and why it can sometimes take longer to become a certified caregiver. As with most things in life, several factors influence how long it takes to become a foster care. In this article, we … Read more

The Facts about Becoming a Foster Parent: Do I Have to be Married?

Becoming a foster parent is an amazing thing to do. It allows you to help children in need and helps them heal faster once they reunite with their families. You will also be allowed to help children who need safe and stable homes. It could be challenging, but it can be an enriching experience. If … Read more

3 Qualifications That You Must Meet To Become A Foster Parent

A lot of people are curious about whether or not they need to be married to become a foster parent in Texas. While the shorter answer is no, there is more information that you need to know. For example, although you don’t have to be married, there are other requirements that must still be fulfilled … Read more

Finding Adaptable Families

Many people ask, “Why do we need foster families?”  We need foster families that will provide a home for children in need, with stability, compassion, and understanding for an underdetermined amount of time.  Foster families are unlike any other family dynamic. A foster parent, or parents, must first and foremost, be selfless.  Providing a home … Read more

3 Things Kinship Caregivers Must Do

When a child is taken away from their parents and placed in the foster care system, there is an option to have them placed with a kinship caregiver. This is a member of their family who wants to take them in, such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, etc. In this type of situation, … Read more

If I Can’t Foster Kids, How Can I Help?

There are many great people out there who want to help foster kids, but they’re not sure how. Sometimes people want to help foster children, but they may not have the capability to be foster parents. That’s alright. There are many different ways you can contribute and help kids in the foster system. Become a … Read more

3 Fun Summer Ideas For Foster Families

Summer is a great time to enjoy activities together as a foster family. There are so many things that the whole family will enjoy and a lot of new experiences for your foster children to be involved in. Here are three fun summer ideas for foster families. Go Camping One fun idea is to go … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Kinship Care Placement

Kinship care is distinctive full-time caregiving where relatives offer care to children who can’t live with their birth parents and can’t look after themselves. Deciding on whether to be a kinship caregiver is a big decision. Procedures for kinship placements must be followed to evaluate certain things related to fostering. Read on to learn more about … Read more

Adoption Services Procedure At 2INgage

2INgage remains true and committed to its core principles, which are to inform, inspire and engage. All children deserve love, no matter the circumstances surrounding their birth and upbringing. We have over 95 years of experience in child welfare. We have committed to catering to the most vulnerable families through case management, foster care, and … Read more

How Long Will It Take To Become Certified and Have a Child Placed in My Home?

When you decide to be a foster parent, you give a child the most valuable gifts anyone can offer — your love, support, and time. However, If you are thinking of becoming a foster parent, the question is probably, “how long will it take for a child to get placed with me?” It is a … Read more

How Long Can a Child Stay in Foster Care?

When children cannot stay with their families, they may be placed in a foster home. Foster care is temporary care for a child who needs a safe, loving and nurturing home when their birth family cannot take care of them. Several reasons make young people and children enter foster care. Some of these include: Physical, emotional, … Read more

Why is Kinship Placement Preferable?

Kinship placement is when a child is placed under the care of relatives, godparents, step-parents, members of a clan, or any other person who has some relations with the family. Kinship care services are essential in providing children with a familiar homely environment and reducing trauma. Children are placed under kinship care most when their … Read more