Foster Carer Qualities | What Helps To Make A Great Foster Carer? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th March 2019 by Beth Owen In reality, great foster carers come from all types of backgrounds, each with different households, family units and lifestyles. The relationship status, gender, age, family make-up, employment type and cultural background of each person are not significant factors in whether or not being a foster carer is right for someone. Common traits of successful foster carers are more evident when evaluating their skills, values and personal qualities, as well as their ability to…

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Changing the What-If’s for Emergency Foster Care Placements – Foster Parents Article

Many times, children may immediately be removed from their parents if the situation is dangerous. What this means for a foster parent is that calls can happen at anytime of day or night. One summer night, our phone rang at 11pm. As I groggily answered the call, a caseworker told me that she had a sibling group of 3 that needed a place to stay – a preschooler, a toddler, and an infant. “Can you take all these foster kids?”…

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How Would You Rate Your Pain? – Foster Parents Article

We are very excited to share a guest post from Emergency Mamas. It is wonderful to find like minded Foster Parents who also share honest glimpses into their world and the hard work we do as foster parents. Although we are on the same journey, it is very interesting and informative for us read the experiences and perspectives of others, and see the similarities and differences. We hope you enjoy their post and blog as much as we do! How…

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We Have An Emergency – Pt. 2 – Foster Parents Article

Brit, 16 Our first call for an emergency placement was for Brit. She was 16, and the Placement Desk could not give us a lot of initial information about who she is or what the circumstances were for her needing a placement immediately, but stated that it does not sound like their were any behaviors or major issues that would make it a difficult placement. It was a Friday, we were off for the weekend, and we felt that we…

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