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Foster the belief that no news might be good news – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers come in all shapes and sizes. And like all of us they can be prone to the stresses and strains of ordinary day-to-day-life. But what happens when day-to-day-life suddenly becomes extraordinary as it now has. Many people – including foster parents – will be discovering that the fears and anxieties most of us share – normally kept under control – are becoming amplified due to the pandemic. Covid-19 will make this particularly tough for those already afflicted by…

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Wishing that every state would extend foster care supports to age 21 – Foster Parents Article

In the words of Jamole Callahan of ACTION Ohio: “This was a hard fought journey for advocates here in Ohio. Nationwide, at this moment, this offers a mechanism to serve and support young adults in their most crucial times. It’s time for EVERY state in the nation to extend supports to young adults transitioning out of care until 21.” This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Lisa) Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster carers have an opportunity in these difficult times – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers like all of us are now being dramatically affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The country is experiencing a widespread disruption in ways that are unprecedented. There is much that is uncertain. What is certain is all parents – including foster carers – are going to have to become engaged with the education of the children they are responsible for in a way no one could have imagined. There is much in the media about how the lockdown will…

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Ladies Weekend in Cincinnati​! | The Glorious Mundane – Foster Parents Article

Just before the world declared a pandemic, some friends and I blissfully escaped to Cincinnati for a ladies weekend. We had no idea what was about to unfold in the world, and I cannot believe the timing of all that went down. Natalie, Christine, Jess and I had this trip on the calendar for MONTHS, and thanks to some careful planning we were able to have fun, relax, spend so much good time in conversation, eat good food and just…

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How To Help Our Children Navigate The Trauma Of Coronavirus – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email We are in unprecedented and uncharted territory with the Coronavirus outbreak. In fact, the landscape of life is changing quickly because of it. How do we help our children navigate the anxiety, stress, and added trauma of all of this? If you’re anything like us, it’s been a week. We’ve all mostly stayed at home, helplessly standing by while school gets cancelled, spring sports get postponed, church services cease, and life as…

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Staying Active at Home | A Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes it can be hard to stay active, especially when you’re at home for long periods of time. Usually, you might head to the gym for exercise, or perhaps you attend weekly classes, or prefer to swim. But, during a period where a lot of us are working from home, you may need to tweak your routine slightly. Keeping fit and healthy can encourage you to work better, especially in a completely…

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“The Moment We Knew We Were Called to Adopt.” – Foster Parents Article

Just three years after grieving the loss of their daughter, Jon and Kristen felt called to adopt. The following post written by Jon details their journey from calling to homecoming.  In January 2013, we mourned the loss of our daughter Kate. She was stillborn at seven months. We think about the many moments when we felt Kate’s hands and feet push out against Kristen’s baby belly and the eagerness and anticipation we experienced waiting to bring her into our world.…

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Message for Current Foster Families – Foster Parents Article

Hello to our community of foster families, All of us at Utah Foster Care realize the strain you are experiencing in these confusing and uncertain times. As you know, Utah Foster Care has temporarily canceled all in-person classes and Cluster meetings, based on recommendations from local and national health officials. To relieve some of that strain, DCFS has made some changes in the requirements for in-service training for current foster parents that goes towards renewing your license. DCFS is waiving…

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Things a Judge Wishes the Community Knew – Foster Parents Article

The “things” I wish our community knew regarding the well-being of Arizona’s most vulnerable children, are things I knew very little about until just a few years ago. In July 2012, I was a relatively new superior court judge and I was about to begin a 3-year stint in juvenile court.  I knew that in this position I would be presiding over “dependency” cases.  A dependency case is initiated when the Department of Child Safety removes a child from the…

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