Creating a Sense of Belonging for Foster Children

Belonging, love, and acceptance are universal human needs, but for foster children, these are often hard to come by. At 2INgage, we are committed to transforming lives, and our mission is to ensure every child in Abilene and Wichita Falls experiences the security and sense of belonging they deserve. The Need for Love and Acceptance … Read more

Addressing the Unique Needs of Youth in the Foster Care System

The foster care system serves children and youth from various backgrounds, each carrying unique stories, experiences, and needs. 2INgage is committed to addressing these distinct needs, providing comprehensive, personalized support to empower youth and promote their well-being. This blog post delves into our approach in meeting these unique needs and ensuring every child experiences love, … Read more

A Closer Look at Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

In the world of foster care, families often face unique challenges that require specialized resources and support. Here at 2INgage, we are committed to equipping foster parents with the tools they need to foster healthy and positive relationships with their foster children. One such tool is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Let’s delve into the ins … Read more

The Importance of Foster Families in Our Communities

Foster families play a critical role in our communities by providing safe and nurturing homes to children who are unable to live with their biological families. Foster families help children heal from trauma, provide stability, and offer hope for a brighter future. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of foster families in our … Read more

Supporting Foster Children in Times of Transition

Foster care is a journey of constant change and transition, with children often moving between homes and caregivers. These transitions can be particularly challenging for foster children, who may struggle to form attachments and feel a sense of stability. As a caregiver, it’s important to provide support and resources to help foster children navigate these … Read more

Creating a Support System for Foster Families

Foster parenting can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Providing a safe and nurturing home for children in need requires a great deal of patience, compassion, and support. At 2INgage, we believe that foster families deserve a strong support system to help them navigate the challenges and joys of fostering. In this post, we’ll discuss … Read more

Empowering Older Children through Life Skills Training

Foster care provides a temporary home for children who have been removed from their biological families due to abuse, neglect, or other safety concerns. While foster care can provide stability and safety for these children, the experience can also be challenging, particularly for older children who have lived in multiple homes and have limited life … Read more

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