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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

Six Common Foster Care Myths

Six Common Foster Care Myths

Making the decision to open your home to youth in foster care isn't easy, and it isn't made any easier when you hear some of the misperceptions about foster care that can be found on the internet. Learn about the truth about the six most common myths about foster care.

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Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Kristy was a foster parent for four years before adopting her two children in 2016. Now using her first-hand knowledge and passion for youth in foster care, Kristy works as a family recruitment specialist at Cornerstones of Care. She shares her experience to help other foster parents acknowledge, prepare for and heal from the loss that can come with fostering.

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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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