Foster Children

Foster Care in a Time of Crisis: Coping with the Coronavirus – Foster Parents Article

Posted on April 9, 2020 by Plummer Youth Promise   Everyone’s life has been changed by the coronavirus. Families are spending more time together under difficult circumstances. Our routines have been disrupted. The threat of serious illness is always present. Financial concerns are on our minds. Foster families must cope with all of these challenges while meeting the needs of their foster children during a crisis.   Foster children all share the experience of having been traumatized by the circumstances…

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Bath foster Dad calls on LGBT+ community to consider fostering – Foster Parents Article

To mark LGBT+ History Month, which runs throughout February, we spoke to one of our foster carers, Mark McCready, about his fostering experiences. Mark, 47, first considered fostering when he was in his late teens. Having realised he was gay at a young age, Mark thought becoming a foster carer would enable him to have a family of his own and to be a dad to children and young people in need. Reflecting on his decision to become a foster…

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A Foster Child’s Wish for the New Year – Foster Parents Article

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise   I am a two-year-old girl who is going to be reunified with my mommy next month. I wish that my foster family would stay in my life. It has really helped that they have gotten to know Mommy. She says they have helped her learn to take better care of me. So, if they could still see us sometimes or maybe let Mommy call them that would be great. I…

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Dear Future Foster Parent: A Message from a Teenager in Care – Foster Parents Article

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise   Dear Future Foster Parent: I am a teenager in foster care.  Since you are thinking about becoming a foster parent here are some things I’d like you to know as you make your decision.   Kids like me need to live with people who get that I’ve been through some really hard times and that it’s because of those hard times that sometimes I’ll give you a hard time. It’s…

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Fostering Statistics 2019 UK – How Many Foster Carers are There? – Foster Parents Article

Foster Carers play a critical part in the lives and upbringing of thousands upon thousands of children in care in the UK. But just how many foster carers are there?    How many of us would consider being a Foster Carer? According to our recent Google Survey (500 adults in the UK questioned between 11th and 14th August 2019), just over 40% would be at least open to the idea of taking on the role of Foster Carer, while almost…

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Dear Foster Parents: A Message from Your Teen – Foster Parents Article

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Dear Foster Parents, I thought it would help if I told you a few things about me. Please remember everything is new to me here. I may not want to keep asking you questions. So, try to remember to show me how things work in your family. Explain the daily routine to me. Show me where you keep the clean towels and what I should do with my dirty clothes. Let…

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How Will Adding A Foster Child Affect My Other Kids? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Becoming a foster parent is a big decision. The decision gets more complicated when there are other kids in your home. Parents often wonder how adding another child to their family will impact their other kids. Is bringing a foster child into your family fair to your other children? What if the foster child’s needs take up too much of your time? Of course, there are no simple answers to these questions.…

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Spend Summer at Ease: Start with a Routine – Foster Parents Article

At the end of the school year, kids can be brimming with excitement – their thoughts wandering towards summer break as they sign each other’s yearbooks and daydream about their newfound freedom. The assignments and projects and homework has piled on for months, and it’s suddenly gone!  For some, there are lots of exciting activities to fill this void, but for foster youth things can be different. At the end of the school year resource parents might wonder: how do…

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7 Resources Every Foster Parent Should Have – Foster Parents Article

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise We’re happy to share this guest blog post from Youth Villages. Youth Villages and Plummer are both members of the Massachusetts Permanency Practice Alliance, which is dedicated to making sure young people leave the foster care system with families who are committed to them forever.  In the meantime, more foster parents are needed.  This post is full of great information; if you’re on the fence about fostering, we particularly like this…

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Birthday Wishes of a Teen in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Like many teenagers, I’d like some good stuff for my birthday. Things like a new video game console or clothes. Maybe a party with my friends and my favorite dinner (pizza of course!). If you ask me, these are the things I’ll say I want. But there are other things I want and need. Chances are I won’t tell you about these things. I might not be able to say them…

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