Sharing Cultural Experiences With Your Foster Children

Cultural experiences enrich our lives, but foster children sometimes miss out. As a foster parent, you can help introduce young people to the arts, and give them a resource that can encourage joy and healing for the rest of their lives. Here are a few ideas for sharing cultural experiences with your foster children. Create … Read moreSharing Cultural Experiences With Your Foster Children

Help Your Foster Child Fit in Without Losing Their Individuality

There are many things you need to know as a foster parent, such as how to communicate with your foster child and help them through the transition of settling into a foster home. It can be quite difficult for a child to be uprooted from the only home they have ever known. Plus, they also … Read moreHelp Your Foster Child Fit in Without Losing Their Individuality

Becoming a Single Foster Parent in Texas

Are you interested in welcoming a foster child into your home, but you think that foster care is only for married couples? The truth is that Texas allows any qualified adult to become a foster parent whether they’re single, married, widowed, or divorced. Here are some points for single foster parents to keep in mind. … Read moreBecoming a Single Foster Parent in Texas

A Foster Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids Out The Door in the Morning

If you’re a foster parent to school-age children, you need to be prepared for the morning hustle. A recent survey shows just how tough a job it can be to get kids out the door in time, but we have some tips to make it easier. The Kellogg Company asked 2,000 parents about their morning … Read moreA Foster Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids Out The Door in the Morning

Keeping the Channels of Communication Open With Your Foster Child

Communicating with your foster child is very important when they first move into your home. Even later on, it’s good to keep the channels of communication open. Not only does this help to maintain harmony in the foster home, but it also helps the child to feel heard. Indeed, it gives them a sense of … Read moreKeeping the Channels of Communication Open With Your Foster Child

Help Your Foster Kids Through the Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, but they can also cause mixed feelings for people in difficult situations. That’s especially true for foster children who are away from their families. If you’re a foster parent, here are some things you can do to make the season more comfortable. Plan Ahead With all the … Read moreHelp Your Foster Kids Through the Holidays

Advice for Foster Parents Living With Chronic Disease

Do you want to be a foster parent, but you’re not sure if you can do it because you have a chronic disease? Many people have managed this challenge successfully. Here are a few suggestions for overcoming medical obstacles and maybe even using them to your advantage. After all, you’re not alone. About 6 in … Read moreAdvice for Foster Parents Living With Chronic Disease

Four Things to Know About Texas Foster Care This Year

Looking forward to the year ahead, we’re excited to continue serving children and families in over 30 counties. However, many children are still looking to find support and a forever home right here in our community. If you are looking to make a difference in a child’s life, here are four things to know about … Read moreFour Things to Know About Texas Foster Care This Year

How to Prepare Your Foster Children for the Upcoming School Year

It’s almost time for your foster child to return to school, and you want to prepare him early so that things will go smoothly during the school year. If your child is entering a new grade level, discuss some of the new concepts he’ll learn in school. If he’ll be a high school freshman, you … Read moreHow to Prepare Your Foster Children for the Upcoming School Year

5 Ways to Help Foster Children Build Confidence and Self-Esteem

Helping your foster child to develop genuine confidence and self-esteem is one of the most valuable gifts you can share with them. A child with inner strength and a positive self-image is better equipped to face life’s challenges and grow up to be a happy and responsible adult. Here are 5 things you can do … Read more5 Ways to Help Foster Children Build Confidence and Self-Esteem