Behavior Issues

This Foster Youth Aged Out to a Life of Crime and Addiction – Foster Parents Article

One in five youth aging out of foster care will become homeless immediately. [1]  Up to half of youth aging out of foster care will become homeless within 18 months.  One in four youth aging out of foster care will be in prison within two years. [2]  This is the true story of one of these…  Entering the Foster Care System When I was just three-years-old, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families came and took custody my sister.…

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Can I Really Help My Adopted Child? Or Are Genes More Important Than Environment? – Foster Parents Article

We have all heard that “know it all” parent say under their breath, “If that were my child they wouldn’t act like that.” You may hear it at the park, at school functions, and even at church. Every day, parents of children with behavior problems, may ask themselves, “Am I the right parent for this child? If my child were being raised in a different home, would their behavior be different?” As an adoptive parent, I must admit that I…

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Free Video Series for Foster/Adoptive Parents – Foster Parents Article

Tried everything and nothing is working? Feel like your living in total chaos all the time? Thinking about having a foster child moved or just closing your foster home? I know exactly how you feel! I have been there! I didn’t know what to do! I tried everything! I read all the books and websites about parenting these hurt children. I attended extra foster parent training and conferences.  I knew all the things, but in the moment, I couldn’t remember…

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The Connected Child Book Summary and How It Works in Real Life – Foster Parents Article

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family is a book I highly recommend for anyone who parents kids with troubled backgrounds, and should be required reading for all foster and adoptive parents.  This book can be used as a continual parenting resource because it discusses just about any issue that a foster or adoptive parent may encounter. In this in-depth, comprehensive book summary, I outline the variety of topics that this book covers. While The Connected…

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