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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

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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Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and his wife Elizabeth are dedicated to helping foster care youth achieve their academic dreams. Together, they have been a life-changing partner for many young people in our YES (Youth Educational Success) Program. We are so pleased to be honoring Alex and Elizabeth for all they have done at our Spirit Awards on April 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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6 Ways You Can Make an Impact

6 Ways You Can Make an Impact

Every day we positively impact the lives of children, youth and families throughout our communities. However, we certainly can’t do this without your help. Our volunteers, supporters, and all of you who invest in our work are just as much a part of our mission as our case workers, nurses, educators and therapists. Here are six ways you can make an even bigger impact in 2017...

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