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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Life With a Baby
    Hi everyone :smile::smile: I'm a bit new here, so it's nice to meet you all. I'm a 26 y/o mum of 2 beautiful little boys! I have up training to be a nurse when I fell pregnant with my first, so my partner is the full time bread winner at the moment. I'm looking to have another child, but I'd...
  4. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello! My name is Kristen, and I am going to be a first-time single mother and foster parent come this December. I am going through training right now, and am starting to get frazzled trying to prepare the house, learn the court system, fill out paperwork, etc... I was wondering if anyone had...
  5. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    My wife has threatened to leave me if we don’t become foster parents and take on a foster child. I reluctantly agreed because I don’t want her to leave me. What is the bare minimum we need to be do licensed? The state agency is badgering me to become a fully licensed foster parent, but I know...
  6. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    I apologize for the long post in advance. There is a lot of back story. I live in Texas. I am currently acting as a voluntary kinship caregiver for my niece and nephew. The CPS case up to this point has been handled very poorly and the investigators and caseworkers have had very little contact...
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