What Should You Consider Before Buying Gifts For Foster Children? There is a lot to consider when getting gifts for foster children. Consider a few things like: What is the age of the child? How many homes have they have been in? How long will they be with you? What is their personality like?
The more I write about foster care, the more people hear my opinions. I believe that’s a good thing, but I worry sometimes that my emotion may overshadow my true feelings. And my passion may conceal my real personality. When I write I usually do it with passion, emotions, and a past as a foster child that
Aging out of foster care was both an exciting and terrifying time for me. Here is my advice to all foster parents, to help save your foster child a lot of worries in the future when they’re aging out of foster care. . Aging Out of Foster Care ~ 5 Important Lessons for Foster Children
No matter how long you have been a foster carer, the first day with a new foster child can be an anxiety filled day. This is not the day for big events, major outings, or many guests coming over to your home. Keep it simple. The main things to focus on in the first days are meeting their
During my years as a foster child, I spent time in five different group homes. There were differences, of course, but many of the issues and problems were shared. To appreciate the importance of the five ways to make group homes better for foster children outlined below, it helps to view children’s shelters through the eyes of a foster
When foster carers agree to care for another parent’s child or children you never know quite what to expect. Some foster kids fit comfortably into life in their new home. Others resist and cause conflict. Even foster carers who do their best may find a child refuses to eat or bathe. Yes, foster children can be
Most foster parents actually care. They want to do better, say the right things, and be there for their foster child. However unless you are the rare foster carer who was also a foster child, chances are you have no idea of the effects of your words and actions, no matter how much education or training you
What Age Foster Children Are You Getting Your Home Ready For? Before reading any further you need to know that the age of the foster children you take in depends on the type of items you need to get. Also the number of children you are willing to take in will change how much you