Category Archives: Foster Parenting

What to Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To Be a Foster Parent (Resource Parent)

What to Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To Be a Foster Parent (Resource Parent)Be a Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | Choosing to be a foster parent (resource parent) is a huge decision and can be a difficult choice to make for anyone. Making sure that couples are on the same page about opening their home to a foster child is important before accepting a child into a home. Here are tips to consider if you spouse isn’t in...
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Be a Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | Top 3 Items Every Foster Kid Needs

Be a Foster Parent (Resource Parent)| Top 3 Items Every Foster Kid NeedsBe a Foster Parent | You may be a foster parent (resource parent) or have a foster child in your life and wonder what items the child really needs. Here are the top 3 items that every child needs who is in the foster care program:*SuitcaseFoster care children tend to move around a lot. Although it is our goal at Children First Foster Family Agency to move...
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Foster Child | How to Teach a Foster Child to Play

Foster Child | How to Teach A Foster Child to PlayFoster Child | It may sound odd, but many children who have experienced abuse or neglect don’t know the basics of how to behave as a child. Many come to their new foster homes without any idea on how to naturally play with toys or other children. Here are a few techniques you can use to help a foster child learn how to play:*Keep Them CloseFoster children will start...
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Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | How to React To Questions and Reactions from Friends

Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | How to React To Questions and Reactions from FriendsFoster Parent (Resource Parent) | There are many questions that surround your decision to pursue the foster parent (resource parent) process. Friends can be naturally curious about foster care programs and will be sure to tell you the horror stories that they have heard through the grapevine. Here are two things that you will encounter from friends while you are on your journey to become a...
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Grandparents: How to Support Your Child as a Foster Parent (Resource Parent)

Grandparents: How to Support Your Child as a Foster (Resource Parent)There are so many aspects to the fostering process and oftentimes it can be hard for grandparents to know how to support their child as a new foster parent (resource parent).  Here are 2 ways you can support your child in becoming a foster parent (resource parent) and in some cases, the potential adoption of your newest grandchild:*Treat Them the SameUnfortunately, many people do not view parenting a foster...
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Becoming a Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | 3 Ways to Bond with Your Foster Child

Becoming a Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | 3 Ways To Bond With Your Foster Child Forming a bond with a new foster child can be challenging and quite stressful. There will be many nights when you ponder what is really going on underneath the surface of your child’s behavior. Follow these 3 steps that can help you create a bond with your foster child in order to become a better foster parent (resource parent): *Provide Safety Foster children have experienced some sort...
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