Amazingly, the number one question we’re asked about being a foster family is: “Are you afraid of what they’ll teach your children?” So, what have my kids learned? To start—to be open, generous, non-judgmental, thankful for their warm home….
Ask AF: How to Explain Fostering and Concurrent Planning to Our Children?
A parent wonders how to explain the painful possibility that a foster child might return to her birth family to the young child she’s already parenting.
Ask AF: Explaining to Our Child That We Can’t Adopt Her Foster Sister
“We just found out that we won’t be able to adopt the child we’ve been fostering. How do we tell the child, and explain to our older daughter?”
Ask AF: Transitioning Children to Calling Us “Mom” and “Dad”
“My husband and I are working to adopt from foster care. How do we transition a child from calling us our first names to calling us ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?”
Music, Food, and Love!
One foster-turned-adoptive-mother shares how cooking brings her family together.
News Brief: More Children in Foster Care Than One Year Ago
A new report shows that there were more children in U.S. foster care at the end of 2015 than 2014. This is the third year this number has risen.
“Front Porch Children”
Being a foster parent is not for the faint of heart. Your heart swells, loves, breaks, and heals with each placement—and it is all, every moment of it, worth it.
News Brief: Children in Foster Care More Likely to Have Health Problems
For the first time, a study compared the health of children who spent time in foster care with those who hadn’t, and it found higher risk levels on several fronts.
News Brief: Senate Fails to Pass Landmark Foster Care Act
The Family First Prevention Service Act would have increased funding for prevention services and emphasized placing children in family-like settings.
Listen to the Children
A callous foster care system deprived her of parents and siblings and gave precious little in return.
For the past four years, my wife and I have provided a temporary roost for kids blown about by a fate they didn’t deserve.
Safe Haven: Finding Homes for Children Through Foster Care
One mom opens her home — and heart — to foster children, and finds her passion.
With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.