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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

It's Okay to Grieve: Foster Parents & Reunification

It's Okay to Grieve: Foster Parents & Reunification

Read one honest letter from a foster parent about building relationships with biological families and the work involved toward reunification.

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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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