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Transitions involve not only children but foster parents as well. Whether you are receiving a child,an older child placement, or preparing a teen to enter the world after graduating high school, there are lots of transitional stages in fostering children. Children will need guidance to navigate their feelings through these changes, as change, especially from one home to another can be difficult. The following are some resources and information to help whether you are preparing for a new child in your home, saying good bye to a placement or helping an older child transition into independent living:

Saying Goodbye to a Child
OK. You’ve done all the hard stuff. You’ve hung in with your foster child, you have driven him/her to a bazillion therapy appointments, been yelled at screamed at cussed out... [more]

Transition to Independent Living
Programs to assist young people who are leaving foster care to live independently. Mentoring Resources : Mentoring programs for young people transitioning out of foster care have... [more]

Preparing for a Child From Fostering to Adopting
Once you are approved to become a Foster Parent. it is time to setup your home to accommodate your foster child. Below you will find a list to get you started (some items are for various ages and may not apply to you)... [more]

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Karen - 12 months ago
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Does anyone have any suggestions regarding helping a child transition into foster care? #1
Amanda - 1 year ago
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I have a question. I put two of my boys up for adoption closed case; What age do they need to be until I start looking for them to bring them back in my family life.. #2
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