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Foster parent organizations and support groups provide community, a place to share experiences, participate in advocacy efforts, and keep up with new laws and trends.

Canadian Foster Parents Home Page
A networking and information center for foster parents.

Foster Parent Community
A great place to learn, chat, discuss, and find support.

National Foster Parent Association, Inc.
Comprehensive source of child advocacy, and communication between parents, agencies, associations, and advocates.

National Foster Parent Coalition for Allegation Reform
An organization concerned with the problem of child abuse and neglect allegations which are made against foster and adoptive families throughout the country.

The Mockingbird Society
A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving present and future lives of children in the Washington State foster care/group home system.

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Primela - 3 months ago
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Hi Everyone! I have two awesome toddlers (ages two and three) who have been with me since they were seven and 20 months. The parental rights were terminated this week and I need to tell them, especially the three year old who does have a bond with her parents, that they won't be seeing their birth parents for a while. I am happy that I can adopt them, but could use a little guidance on how to tell the girls what is going on. Once I've adopted them, I will try to maintain contact with the birth parents, but they won't be allowed to see them until the adoption is finalized. Their last visit with their birth parents is next week. Does anyone have advice? #1
Sadie - 4 months ago
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Hi everyone I'm foster parent and I think it is a wonderful thing for those who love to communicate with children and there parent because once you get them most of the time there parent try to make it hard for you and you only trying to love them and give them a home, after thirteen years of foster children last years I finally adopt her, she have been with me since she was 2 years old and I love her, I have had other children they are grown and gone. try it #2
Kinship Aunt - 8 months ago
I'm looking for someone who is in there late 40's early 50's who has already done relative placement and ended up adopting. #3
Amanda - 4 months ago
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Hi all, I put in to become a foster parent of a student in my school. I am beyond excited to go through the process so he can have a wonderful life, continue at our school and stop getting abused. I am a little concerned that my wife is about to have a baby ... Well in December.... I'm worried it will take away from our own baby. I want both kids so bad and just didn't want one to be over shadowed or forgotten about. Anyone have simular situations? #4
Melissa - 3 months ago
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I will share this with other foster moms and family . I hope this group can get more foster families on here its nice to here good stories and see how others deal with the every day issues and excitements of being a Foster family . Everyone that finds this pass it on to other families in need of support . #5
merri - 9 months ago
we have 3 untoliet trained children(9 years 7 years and a boy at 5.5). the girls r trying after 4 months in our care. but the 5.5 year old boy does not care! what do we do? #6
Mary - 4 months ago
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I would just like to let you all know of a great book that was written by a child, now adult, who grew up in a home where his parents took in more than 40 foster children in the 60's and 70's. Angels Passing Through, found on Amazon is a compelling story of how foster affects the biological children of the parents who foster. You will be moved by this story of someone who lived it day in and day out. #7
sheila - 9 months ago
i am a foster parent for the looking for a support group that works with the elderly are there any out there? #8
Melissa - 5 months ago
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I am 47 and my husband is 54 I have 4 biological children 2 have gone there way and have families and I have on thats going on 18 and in High school and my youngest son is 7 , I this friend her children were removed and placed in Foster system I have the 2 youngest 6m boy and 3 year old girl both are precious . Its been a full month now Im soooo tired LOL . I have laundry up the wazoo and cleaning day in to day out . Its been another busy day LOL . So good luck and Blessings your way moms . We are working on potty training which for the most part she is doing good #9
Guest - 1 year ago
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new to all this I was told the state would pick up the cost of day care now find out they only pay 16.30 per day for part time the day care is 24.00 that I have to pay what they don't ok even what they pay to care for the child leaves you with 165.00 a month to feed and everyone knows the other cost a kid comes with what do I do hate to say I can't do this but they have placed a child with me now for 3 weeks and I don't have the heart to let her I cant keep her anyone know what I can do? #10
Guest - 1 year ago
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Guest, they should be your day care especially if you are working. Contact you Case manager or your kinship worker. #11
Christine - 1 year ago
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Hello. I am looking for a support group for foster parents in the elgin Illinois area. If anyone can help please email me at xxxx. Thank You #12
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