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“Suffer the Children to come unto Me . . . Unless” – Foster Parents Article

Some of the most heartbreaking experiences I have had as a foster parent are trying to comfort a newly placed foster child in my home as they cry out for their parents.  Nighttime is invariably the hardest time and intensifies the anxiety, confusion, grief, and trauma that these children experience as a result of being separated from their families through no fault of their own.  If the child is old enough to ask “Why can’t I be with my parents?”…

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Problems & Possible Legislative Solutions to the U.S. Foster Care System & Adoptions – Foster Parents Article

The last time I wrote about the Adoption Tax Credit was about five years ago.  I will be mentioning it again since last week I got word that the Adoption Tax Credit was at risk of being abolished under the proposed Republican Tax Reform.  I was happy to learn (just last night) that because of feedback and advocacy, the credit will now be staying! Sometimes as a foster parent I feel like I have very little power in actually implementing…

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