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Foster mom ‘tortured toddler to death, then blamed his injuries on self-harm’ : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

A community dedicated to all of the foster care community. We strongly believe in the value of bringing various voices – from current/former foster youth, foster and adoptive parents, caseworkers, attorneys, CASAs/GALs, first families – to the table to create meaningful discussion. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by /u/DougDante Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster parents talk financial challenges during COVID-19 pandemic : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

A community dedicated to all of the foster care community. We strongly believe in the value of bringing various voices – from current/former foster youth, foster and adoptive parents, caseworkers, attorneys, CASAs/GALs, first families – to the table to create meaningful discussion. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by /u/alyssatriesart Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster Care memes : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

Real quick, thank you all so much for liking my previous memes! It means more than you think–I have developed a sense of black humor from my trauma in the system and everyone around me tends to discourage me from trying to laugh at it. It’s impressive how they can get offended on my behalf when I joke about my own experiences and sometimes it’s not worth that reaction. With that said, thank you all for letting me laugh at…

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New Apartment building for foster youths transitioning out of the system. : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

This is great to have established housing to support transitioning youth. Although, 3-6 months is not long enough to establish a lifestyle of self-support. I live in Ohio, and one way the state government tries to support foster youths’ is to compensate them with a monthly stipend (I think it’s $600) to help them transition to adulthood. They’re able to take advantage of this support as long as they’re working or in school until they’re 21. Some of the foster…

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How to get good people to become foster parents? : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

The percentage of foster parents that abuse their children is estimated by some sources to be 10 times higher than the percentage of biological parents that abuse their children (Source: https://www.ritholzlaw.com/horrors-foster-care-abuse/)Clearly, foster care is attracting a certain type of person. We need better people volunteering as foster parents. I’m a college student interested in what can be done about this.What needs to change to attract more good people to volunteer as foster parents? (by “good” I mean nice people who…

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Foster Carer Questionnaire (calling all foster carers)! : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

Hi there foster carers! I am currently completing a Community and Family Studies course for Year 12 in Australia. As part of my studies, I am required to conduct an Independent Research Project on a topic of my choice. I chose to look at how fostering a child/ren impacts the biological family emotional wellbeing. I have created this questionnaire to try and grasp how carers are affected. It would be really helpful if you could take 10 minutes or less…

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