How to Talk to Your Children About Welcoming a Foster Child: 5 Conversations

Talking to child about foster child coming to stay with them.

There are a lot of steps that have to be taken before welcoming a foster child into your home. There are classes to attend, home studies, licenses, and background checks, just to name a few. In all the planning, don’t forget talking to your biological children about what it means to accept a foster child. … Read moreHow to Talk to Your Children About Welcoming a Foster Child: 5 Conversations

10 Ways for Foster Parents to Avoid Burnout

Becoming a foster parent is a challenging and rewarding task. You’ll need a strategy to protect you from burnout so you can take care of yourself and the child you’re welcoming into your family. Try these 10 suggestions that will help you to stay happy and healthy. 1. Set Realistic Expectations: Clarify your priorities and … Read more10 Ways for Foster Parents to Avoid Burnout

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

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

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

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?

Why Every Child in Foster Care Deserves a Hero

Being a foster parent can sometimes be such a hard task. Apart from providing the basic needs, you also have to ensure the child is emotionally stable and well motivated to take responsibility for his future. Every foster child needs someone who will fill the shoes of their parents, but also, a hero they can … Read moreWhy Every Child in Foster Care Deserves a Hero

Foster Readiness – Ongoing Ways to Stay Prepared

There are times as a foster parent you have plenty of time to prepare before your foster child comes to live with you. Other times, you may have only a few hours for foster readiness. Here are some things you can do on an ongoing basis that will help make the transitions a little easier … Read moreFoster Readiness – Ongoing Ways to Stay Prepared

First Steps to Fostering in Texas – Know the Requirements

In order to provide foster care, the state of Texas requires individuals and couples obtain a foster care license. Below is a list of the licensing requirements for fostering in Texas. It is recommended that you attend a free information meeting in your area. These meetings provide a place for potential foster parents to ask any … Read moreFirst Steps to Fostering in Texas – Know the Requirements