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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

Life with Siblings: Those First Few Days

Life with Siblings: Those First Few Days

A foster mom who has had 16 placements in her home shares her experience to help others learn more about becoming foster parents, especially to sibling groups.

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6 Tips from Foster Youth on What Makes a Good Foster Parent

6 Tips from Foster Youth on What Makes a Good Foster Parent

What does it take to be a good foster parent? We spoke with former and current youth in foster care to get their take on the subject. Together, we created a list of the top six characteristics that every foster parent should have.

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Life with Siblings: What to Expect

Life with Siblings: What to Expect

In my seven years of fostering, 75% of children who have come through my home have been part of a sibling group of at least two children. It can be a challenge to welcome multiple children with trauma into your home. The new challenges can be based on simple things like laundry, meal preparation, or even the forever challenge of getting everyone out the door in the morning. However, I’ve gathered few observations over the years that might be helpful to share with a family who is ready to take in their first sibling group.

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5 Adorable Things About Being a Foster Parent

5 Adorable Things About Being a Foster Parent

My husband and I recently became licensed foster parents through Cornerstones of Care. My mom would tell you I have waited my entire life for this. Growing up, I always knew I would foster and adopt kids, but most people would probably tell you that this month has been years in the making. Our own ideas about what our foster care journey would look like have changed quite a bit during that time, but we finally found our stride with fostering older kids.

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When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

Colby, now 23, didn’t understand what abuse was as a child. His family didn’t know the long-lasting effects of child abuse. Now, he’s speaking out against child abuse so that more families know and understand what abuse is, and how to prevent it.

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