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

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?

Foster Care: A Home for Children Without a Home

When one thinks of foster care, it often gets a bad reputation. The term foster care can evoke different emotions and images across societal lines. Provide Services for Children One image that comes to mind is social workers separating children from their families. Another image the term it may convey is picture of children feeling … Read moreFoster Care: A Home for Children Without a Home

Christmas Activities That Can Tighten the Bond Between Foster Children

The Christmas season comes with a lot of fun for most families. It is the season to spread love and tighten family bonds. Foster families are no exception. Foster parents can help create the feeling of family love by making their children collaborate in doing certain fun, Christmas activities. This Christmas is a better day … Read moreChristmas Activities That Can Tighten the Bond Between Foster Children

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

Preparing for Your First Holiday Season as a Foster Family

The holiday season is a time of intense emotions.  For most of us, it’s a happy time of year as we get to reconnect with loved ones that we only see once in a while. Of course, receiving lots of gifts doesn’t hurt. Plus, for any parent, there’s a certain magic in seeing their eyes … Read morePreparing for Your First Holiday Season as a Foster Family

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