Foster children have a hard time trusting others, and this is especially true for teens. By the time the child reaches her teen years, she has been shuffled from home to home and school to s... [more]
Becoming a Foster Parent
20 Reasons to Foster or Adopt, The Benefits of Fostering to Adopt, What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: The Home Study, What is Foster Care, Who Are Foster Parents?, Who Are the Children?, Is Fostering For Me?, Licenses & Categories, Sample Application, Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), Social Worker, Foster Care Glossary
Addressing Mixed Emotions in Reunification, Preparing for a Child, Preparing Your Foster Children for Aging Out of the System, Saying Goodbye to a Child, Transition to Independent Living, From Fostering to Adopting
Foster Parent Concerns
Abusive Child, Behaviors, Health, Culture & Race, Discipline, False Allegations, Family in Crisis, Fostering Teens, Parenting Skills, Runaways, Safety, Special Needs Adoption, Stress, The Fine Line Between Need to Know and Want to Know
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