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Keep Your Cool During the Foster Adoption Process

Being a parent is stressful, especially when a child in the family is a new member or has underlying behavioral issues. Many mothers find themselves shrieking at their children as they run around trying to please everyone’s needs and desires. Fathers often bark orders at children after a long and stressful work day. Most of the time, good parents feel badly about their behavior and try to change it. The following tips will help parents control their own anger...
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Shasta County Support Services Make Foster Parenting Easier

With more than 62 thousand foster children in the California system, it is important for families to have the support and guidance needed to provide quality care. Luckily, children and parents in the foster care system are provided with many services to ensure the stable success of families. The services offered go far beyond those provided by standard state and county agencies. Social workers Foster care works best when foster parents and social workers work as a team to meet the...
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Help Your New Family Bond with Foster Care Adoption

In 2008, nearly 136 thousand children were adopted. Of these about 37 percent were foster children adopted by the family of their placement. Children born and raised within their biological family are usually provided the opportunity to feel connected to their parents, siblings and grandparents long before they enter this world. Unfortunately, the same is not true for many adoption-eligible children. With foster care adoption, families are afforded the opportunity to learn about one another while giving the child...
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Foster Parenting in the Digital Age

Trying to protect a child in your home, whether they be biological, adopted or fostered, can be a daunting task as entertainment devices, social media, and the internet permeate our society. The risk for access by predators or the viewing of inappropriate content is not affected by who cares for a child. While biological parents have more control over the activities their children are involved in, those involved in foster parenting may have questions about their rights and responsibilities...
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Foster Care Agencies Provide Options for Caregivers

Raising children is no easy task, but when caring for someone else’s children, it can be even more difficult. Right now, there are nearly 60,000 foster children in California and more than 600 of them are currently living with families in Shasta County. Many of these children have psychological or behavioral issues stemming from emotional or physical abuse. These issues can make caring for those children a trying and exhausting endeavor for full-time foster parents. Fortunately, the families that are...
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4 Myths About Foster Parenting

Foster parenting is quite a bit different than parenting biological children. For those who are new to foster care, there may be a few surprising realities. Here are some of the most common myths that foster parents encounter when they venture into this whole new world. Myth: My foster child will be grateful I rescued him. A removal from biological parents, or even previous foster parents, can feel like a kidnapping to the child. You won’t be able to expect that...
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