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

What Foster Parents Can Do to Support Sibling Relationships

Foster parents have a major role to play in helping children in foster care to maintain healthy relationships with their siblings. If you’re a foster parent, consider these suggestions for how to help preserve these important family connections. Placed Together Keeping siblings together is often the most desirable arrangement because it protects foster children. It … Read moreWhat Foster Parents Can Do to Support Sibling Relationships

Incorporating the Importance of School in Foster Children

For many foster children, school isn’t a pleasant environment. There are a variety of factors that go into their school day each week. For example, they could have moved schools recently, some of the other kids at school could be bullying them about their situation, or they could be so apathetic about their future that … Read moreIncorporating the Importance of School in Foster Children

A Foster Parent’s Guide to Balancing Work and Home

Just like biological parents, most foster parents work outside the home. If you’re trying to figure out how to foster a child while you pursue your career, take a look at these suggestions that may help. Assess Your Workplace Culture It probably doesn’t come as any surprise that some companies are more family-friendly than others. … Read moreA Foster Parent’s Guide to Balancing Work and Home

Respite Care: A Crucial Part of the Foster Care System

Have you ever considered being a positive part of the foster system? Is your heart for providing secure homes to foster children but you are not sure you can commit to full-time foster care? Consider being a respite care provider and you just might find out that is exactly where you belong. What Exactly is … Read moreRespite Care: A Crucial Part of the Foster Care System

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

4 Surprising Ways to Help Foster Children Feel Safe and Welcome

Never knowing the real history of a child can create a sense of helplessness when it comes to fostering them. Clearly, one of the greatest challenges for foster parents is to find a balance between comforting them and providing them with a safe and secure environment so they can feel that they belong. While it … Read more4 Surprising Ways to Help Foster Children Feel Safe and Welcome

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