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Foster baby dies because “superdad” with 15 adopted children forgets her in car in Arizona. : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

People with one or two kids leave their children in cars all the time. It’s a well-explained scientific phenomenon. 38 kids die on average each year. Whether you have 2 or 15 kids in your home, it could happen to anyone.I’m not sure the exact situation, but I have heard that many of their children are siblings, and often exceptions are made to keep siblings together.A bio mom who has already had many kids taken by DCS for whatever reason…

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You know what I’m crossposting. Most of your probably won’t like this but let’s have an adult conversation about the ugliness of adoption that goes on. : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

Before you read this This isn’t related in anyway to my own situation, but I’ve witnessed things with other youth like basically being forced to and convinced to give up their child. This isn’t even my situation, but do you guys ever feel like adoption is just something that sometimes just totally screws over good people? I’m not talking about adoptive parents not getting what they wanted obviously. I’m talking about birth parents who literally just gave up their kids…

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[Academic] Survey of Former CPS Teenage Clients or Service Providers : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

Good evening all, I’m conducting a graduate study to assess the availability and effectiveness of past and current resources for former child welfare alumni and their service providers. The primary issue of focus is addressing the need to better assist child welfare alumni and their transition from child welfare jurisdiction into adulthood. I’m hoping to better inform current practice and to highlight program needs for clients, as heard from people who have experienced the system. The survey is aimed towards…

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Interactive Fiction About Foster Kids By a Fost-Adopt Family : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

For the past six years, my kids and I have been writing stories about a magical foster care home called Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House. We are a forever family that began with foster care and grew through adoption. All of the stories so far are freely available online here. The target audience ages from 7-13. Illustration by Brian Gallagher We would love to get these out to foster children, their parents and other caregivers, and their siblings. They…

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After a total of more than ten years in care, we have an adoption date for our son ❤️ : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

So excited for you! About two weeks after my son’s adoption from foster care was complete, I finally broke down and cried and cried and cried for all of the uncertainty and waiting and disregard we received from DCF. The feeling that forever is finally, finally achieved is unreal. I can’t wait for you guys to get to the other side, too! This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by /u/the__woman Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster Care Awareness Month : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

Hey! So I just wanted to share something that I’m pretty excited about. I’m a foster parent of two kiddos – one adopted, one still in foster. I had these enamel pins designed and made in hopes that it would help people start conversations around foster care. Check em out here! My wife and I just got our second placement this month after a long wait. She is the half sister of our son and we couldn’t be happier to…

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Proposed Foster Care Omnibus Bill could lead to some much needed changes in VA’s foster care system! : fosterit – Foster Parents Article

tl;dr LDSS is currently a dictatorship with no oversight. Call your legislators to support this bill if you want to fix that! As someone who dealt with an extremely corrupt local DSS who was not acting in the best interest of the kids, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that these changes are very desperately needed. LDSS removed our child from our home after a year of us working towards adopting all because they got pissed because…

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