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  1. Family Life
    The need for foster caregivers is on the rise in the United States; if you've ever consider fostering, now would be an ideal time. In honor of National Adoption Month, here's a list of common aspects to consider regarding foster care. 1. Foster Care is Considered a Temporary Solution...
  2. Family Life
    Entering foster care can be a scary experience for any child. Luckily, these four organizations are working to help foster youth through the process with dignity and love. Together We Rise This 501©3 organization began as a young adult's idea and transformed into a thriving non-profit...
  3. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    We are recent foster parents of a teenager in a fairly isolated rural community. The kid doesn't really know any other teens in the immediate area but does have some friends a bit of a drive away (50 minutes is the closest, I believe). We were trying to organize some social time with a friend...
  4. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello, My name is Sarah Jones, and I'm a university student working on a research project that examines the effects of substance abuse on the foster care system. A large component of my research is made up of interviewing foster parents about their experiences. I'm interested in talking to...
  5. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello! My partners and I are in the process of going through training to become foster parents. We are a queer polyamorous family with 3 adults living in the home. The agency we're working with has an older teen (late high school) they're interested in potentially placing with us. This kid is...
  6. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hi everyone! I'm in need of a bit of HELP from supportive fellow foster parents. My brother-in-law fostered a child several years ago and it inspired my husband and I do to the same. The experience was amazing, though very challenging. Although we can no longer foster due to health reasons, I'm...
  7. Toddler & Child
    A new report about the state of Ohio's foster care system says that record number of children are taken into the system because they are living in homes with drug-addicted parents, and suggesting the opioid crisis in America is hitting children harder and harder. The Public Children Services...
  8. Family Life
    Statistics show there is an estimated 427,910 children in foster care in the U.S. These kids are living in various settings, but whatever the situation, these children and their foster families could use our help. The Code of Federal Regulations defines "foster care" as the "24-hour substitute...
  9. Family Life
    For nearly a decade, the foster care system in the United States has served over 600,000 youth on a yearly basis. At any given time, over 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted according to the Children's Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With so many...
  10. Family Life
    I am privileged to know some amazing foster families. One in particular is near and dear to my heart - foster mom Nanci Weinstein. I spoke to her about what it takes to become a foster parent. Nanci Weinstein and her family have been special to mine for many years. Her husband David and my...
  11. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    We are white foster parents in Baltimore raising kids coming detention centers. How do we keep our young men safe in this world:( No amount of reading or foster care education can prepare you for the sheer terror of being a young white woman raising a Black teenager in a large city. You read up...
  12. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hey mamas! I was wondering if any of you guys are blogging. I love reading blogs about families that are formed through adoption or blogs about fostering. Anyone happen to have one? I've recently started blogging again. Mine is nobohnsaboutit.com I would really love to connect with any of you...
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