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Love Is Action: Change Your World With Love by Rhonda Sciortino – Foster Parents Article

Love changes people and circumstances. If you doubt that, consider the first timeyou heard, “I love you,” or “will you marry me,” or “I choose YOU.” The feeling of being loved and valued, even cherished, changes us. You might even say it completes us.Conversely, feeling unloved and unwanted changes us too. The feeling of beingunloved may be the worst emotion a person can feel. It makes you feel empty, like a big part of you is missing. Actually, it is.…

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2019 FSHO Press Event with Representative Turner – Foster Parents Article

Link to more photos.DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Congressman Mike Turner announced new legislation Friday that aims to keep foster kids off the streets. The new program, which will be run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide housing vouchers to teens aging out of the foster care system. “Foster care youth need to be provided assistance and their care is critical,” said Rep. Turner. “We’re very excited about this response from HUD because it also represents…

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The grief and joy of reunification – Foster Parents Article

  ​If you support a family serving in the foster care system, you are likely aware that the goal of any case is reunification with the foster child’s family. Not only is reunification a beautiful example of God’s redemption, it is also the goal per the federal law that outlines Child Welfare practice. Reunification can be the most difficult stage for foster parents. Even though foster parents know reunification is the desired outcome, they almost certainly will experience grief over…

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Foster carers should be aware of the rising rates of obesity – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers will probably be aware that the issue of childhood obesity has again hit the headlines. And this is despite figures from Public Health England that were reported on in 2018 that indicated a record number of primary school children were leaving school severely obese. That equated to over 22,000 children – the highest level since records were started. Prior to the figures that showed 1 in  25 10-to-11-year-olds were severely obese, the rates of childhood obesity had in…

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Volunteer for The Holiday Project 2019! – Foster Parents Article

Help Us Make The Holiday Project 2019 Our Biggest Yet! Click Here To Volunteer The post Volunteer for The Holiday Project 2019! appeared first on Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by TFFC Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster carers need to argue for strict control of smartphones – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers will recall that in the year of the great fostering debate – 2018 – which yielded the foster care stocktake, much was made about the status; presumes or otherwise of foster carers. There was plenty of argument that foster carers should be regarded as professionals for the work that they do. And much pressure for that to be instigated. Many noted that the authors of the stocktake were against this. This was a reaction reminiscent of Canute the…

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Never a Dull Moment: Every. Single. Morning. – Foster Parents Article

What do you think about when you first wake up?  Often for me I don’t think about something pleasant.  Whatever stress, guilt, burden, struggle that is happening in my life seems to pop into my mind right away as I transition from sleep to the beginning of my day. This is why these are some of my all time favorite verses from Lamentations 3: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning;    great…

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Fostering Information Event | Sale, Manchester – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 8th October 2019 by Beth Owen Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our Sale fostering information event at The Square Shopping Centre in Sale on Friday 15th November 2019 for a chat and to meet the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can also take…

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Adoption – Blog – I Was Thinking – Foster Parents Article

  A couple of weeks ago as I sat in a coffee shop, I got an email saying that Stacy had been chosen to be honored as an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.WHOOSH…and just like that the flood gates opened and the tears flowed again.Anyone who knew Stacy, and knew the work she did, would agree…she was most definitely an Angel in Adoption. Most definitely deserving of such an award, of such a honor.As her friend…

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How to Transfer From Your Current Foster Care Agency to LiKa – Foster Parents Article

After 18 years as a carer and 16 with the same service, Josie said transferring to a new foster care agency had made all the difference. “I feel less anxious,” she said. “I feel like someone has got my back. I know it shouldn’t be about that, but it is about that.” What’s her advice to foster carers thinking about a move? “If you are foster carer and you’re doing everything yourself, including the things your agency is supposed to…

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