Fostering

Diverse Care – The Day that changed our lives – Foster Parents Article

Foster Parents do amazing things every day. Exceptional comes as standard; life changingevents are to be expected.And some stand out more than others.Thank you to the foster parent who wrote this account of a momentous few days, which willcontinue for a lifetime. All involved remain anonymous, due to the sensitivity of the story.It’s always a good time to be reminded of how we can live through, and beyond, unthinkablechallenges.You may wish to equip yourselves, with your own sausage rolls and…

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Community Connect – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

DCYF has a new program that has just started up in the Manchester District Office. It is called Community Connect and its’ purpose is to connect older youth in DCYF placement (14 and older) with at least one caring adult so they may receive additional support while in care and hopefully into the future. Youth referred by their CPSW/JPPO will be asked if they want to re-connect with someone they had a previous relationship with like a relative, teacher, coach,…

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Foster carers will heed concerns about the educational divide – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers will doubtless heed the concerns of the children’s commissioner that the government is in its rush to get business back on its feet overlooking the effects of lockdown on schools.  Fostering children is challenging: in recent months, being a foster carer has probably been more challenging than ever before. Carers, like all parents, depend upon schools to provide daily structure and routine for children. The importance of this cannot be overstated for the many foster children whose lives…

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Life… – Foster Parents Article

I am sitting at my dining room table, and I pause with my fingers on the keyboard. How do I write even a fraction of what is on my heart and my mind? I want to please everyone. I want… This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by sdevalve@cedarville.edu Read Full Parenting Article

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How Can I Help My Child Process The Hard Parts Of Their Story? – Foster Parents Article

At some point or another, children with a trauma history will begin to recount, remember, or talk about the hards parts of their story. How do we help them process through this? Here are some steps… On an unseasonably warm night in February last year, we sat on our front porch with our children gathered around. Our objective was to assemble a new wagon we had just bought for our new farm (yes, we bought a farm!). The excitement was…

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June 5th | Capturing Jewels – Foster Parents Article

June 5th 2018. this day will forever be etched in my mind as the most miraculous day ever. I still shake my head in wonder when I recall it….. part of my journal entry–Today may perhaps have been the best day of all our lives as a family. The day that we found out, after exactly 5 years of waiting, that we are PREGNANT!!!! and that, after 2 years of having the boys in our home, the twins’ mom ‘signed…

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Girl, 7, ‘tortured for six years by foster mother’ weighed less than 20lbs : 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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Statement from National Foster Youth Institute on the Death of George Floyd and the Protests That Have Followed – – Foster Parents Article

The murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers has sparked an unprecedented wave of public demonstration across our country. Decades of biased policing, systemic racism, inequitable access to resources, mass incarceration and an unjust healthcare system have had deadly consequences for the Black community. The reaction that we’re seeing now is understandable and long overdue. As an organization, the National Foster Youth Institute stands in solidarity with the protestors who are demanding justice. We stand with those who…

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Can I Still Become a Foster Carer During Coronavirus? – Foster Parents Article

Providing excellent training and resources to help you create transformational change in the lives of young people is at the heart of everything we do, so training delivery has continued despite lockdown. But (you guessed it) we’ve taken the training online.Skills to Foster, the training program for people who want to become carers, has been continuing online, via Zoom. (You don’t need any particular qualifications to become a carer; we provide you with training to ensure you have the skills…

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Am I Ready? | Utah Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Kobi Prettyman is the adoptive mom of two living in Price – and works as Utah Foster Care’s foster-adoptive consultant for Eastern Region. Each of us has our own reasons for wanting to be a foster parent.  It may be because you simply want to help children, you knew a child in foster care or a foster family, or you are interested in expanding your family.  Although everyone’s motivation may be different, most families wonder if it is the right…

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