Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:10:00 +0000
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZGet some tips on grandparents and foster children.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZIs it legal to adopt an adult? Who would choose such an option? How about foreign adults seeking to be adopted into the United States?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZSadly, many homes have more than one of the following issues and a child enters the foster care system for numerous reasons.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhen a foster parent gets a call to take in a new foster child, it can be a bit overwhelming. Foster parents know they should ask certain questions, but they seem to leave our minds. Here are a list of basic questions that foster parents can ask social workers when they get a call about a foster child being placed in their home.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZEverything you ever wanted to know about foster care, being a foster parent, or becoming a foster parent. Know that regulations differ from state to state and country to country, but the basics and needs of the children are very much the same.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZBasic foster care skills needed to become a foster parent that does great work with children. Information on being a foster parent, the needs of foster children, and state profiles on agencies.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZSo, your child is searching for birth parents. Should an adoption reunion always be bad news for adoptive parents? Some adoptees and birth parents feel that adoptive parents have no place in an adoption reunion. How would you feel if your child was searching for birth parents?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA quick overview on the perspective of the foster care subsidy as salary.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThoughts on how foster care can be challenging including links to more resources on how to deal with the challenges.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHow to take the motivation to adopt and make a decision for you and your family.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhat is foster care reimbursement? How should a foster care subsidy be utilized within the foster home?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhile everyone may have their own motivation to explore adoption, the core of the desire for a family to adopt should be based on something deeper.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMany foster children bounce from foster home to foster home due to disruptions. Here is a list of common reasons foster parents disrupt on placements.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThoughts on when a motivation to adopt a child may not be in the child or family's best interest.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZFactors that a foster care agency may consider before selecting someone to become a foster parent.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZPoints to ponder while deciding on whether or not to be a foster parent. Information about fostering a child.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZOne of the hardest tasks as a foster parent is to tell a child in foster care that he is moving to a new foster home. Learn a few tips to help you with this emotional task.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZSometimes foster parents just need a break and respite can be a great option. Find tips on how to prepare for respite weekends for foster children.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZIf you are unable to do foster care at this time, what other ways can you help foster children? We have several ideas for you that will help foster children.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA large part of foster care is maintaining records and documentation. Keep track of foster care records with these printable worksheets and create your own record keeping system with a binder for each foster child and a set of printable worksheets.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhen deciding whether adopting a baby or child is right, there are many questions to resolve. Consider these common issues before you answer the big one, is adoption right for you and your family?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn more about respite foster care and how it can help serve foster children in need.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZUnderstanding permanency and parental rights when it comes to adoption and foster care.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZI asked the adoption search angels here on About.com on what they would tell a searcher to do when trying to find family separated by adoption. They were all very clear on the first steps and had specific advice for those searching. Here are some things you can do first to find family members.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn how to care for African American hair. Simple black hair care tips and steps to caring for African American hair.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhen deciding on whether or not to become a foster parent, it's important to consider the impact foster children will have on your home and children.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHow to create a lifebook for your child.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZPoints when considering if a child is the right child for your family. Tips on how to tell if an adoption match is not the right fit.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZSocial workers develop a plan to help families reunify. Learn the basics to a family reunification plan for children in the foster care system.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMany adoptive parents choose foster care adoption. This is a great way to help the thousands of children who wait in foster care for years.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZBeing a foster parent does not come without some challenges. Let's take a look at 5 common challenges and what you can do about them.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZInformation and goals of The Adoption and Safe Families Act(ASFA). PL 105-89, strengthened and enhanced the goals of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn ways to discipline a child that is in foster care or been adopted from foster care.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZAre you looking to foster parent in the future? Prepare now with these ten easy steps of ways to prepare to work with children in need.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZUnderstanding the process of family visitation and how it works within the foster care system.
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2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhile each state is different in the trainings offered and requirements mandated for foster homes, the starting point is basic enough that we can come up with a quick list of steps to take toward becoming a foster parent.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLet's take a look at 7 common myths about adoption. Let's explore the truth that exists behind each one and help you better understand adoption.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZInformation on the foster and adoptive parent training class.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThe Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer review
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZGreat foster parents know that being great means utilizing different child discipline techniques to manage challenging behaviors. Learn more about being a great foster parent and how to best help foster children with their behaviors through child discipline.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZOne of the most often asked questions I get hit with after teaching a new batch of foster and adoptive
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZIdeas on what to include and how to balance the good and the bad for your foster or adopted child's lifebook.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZOpen adoption can be a scary thought. But, it can also be an amazing experience. Here are the TOP 5 reason an open adoption may be the right choice for you.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZExample of an incident report form for foster and adoptive parents. Use this incident report form when attempting effective written documentation for foster or adoptive record keeping. Page 8.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZIt's important that we teach our foster or adoptive child how to answer questions that school children can ask about being adopted or in foster care. It's also important for the kids to know how to keep things private and not to tell too much information at school. Prepare for back to school with the use of cover stories and knowing how to answer the hard questions that some school children can ask.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZIdeas from past experiences as myself and my foster parent friends have tried to build working partnerships with our case workers. Ideas for case workers and foster parents to build working relationships.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZInformation and goals of The Adoption and Child Welfare Act of 1980, which brought about major changes to help children & families remain strong and intact.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMany are interested in how to find someone separated by adoption and foster care. Here are a few resources to help find someone.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZAdoption poems sent in by our readers. Some have been written by adoptive parents, adoptees, or by birth family.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZYou should fill out an incident report if an accident happens. Make it as truthful as possible and make sure to include these details.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWho can be a foster parent? It's open to almost everyone. Foster parents are needed all over the world. Are you ready to be a foster parent and help a foster child?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThey may be cute, but are you sure you're ready to accept more than one baby or toddler foster placement at a time?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZGay adoption information for gay and lesbian couples interested in expanding their families.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn the basic steps to completing a step parent adoption. Contacting an adoption lawyer is a good first step as each State handles step parent adoptions differently.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMost every new parent, especially moms, look forward to their baby shower. But what about adoptive parents who are adopting a child older than an infant? That's when the host or hostess would throw an adoption welcome party. Learn more about hosting the perfect welcome party.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThe first few weeks with a new foster or adopted child is very stressful. Here are few topics to focus on first.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZBefore you take the first steps into the adoption process you may want to understand a bit of the adoption lingo that you will hear. What is an adoption homestudy? What is a dossier? How should I choose my adoption agency? There is a lot to consider when diving into the adoption process of an international or domestic adoption.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThe I-600 form is a part of the international adoption process. It classifies an orphan that has been or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative to that citizen. The I-600 allows the child to enter the United States.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA few tips on surviving allegations as a foster or adoptive family.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhile it can be a tricky arrangement, an open adoption is often in the child's best interest. Here are a few pros and cons to choosing an open adoption.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhat is the foster care system and what does it mean when a child enters the system?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA short guide to helping you decide if international or domestic adoption is best for you.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHow to create a safety plan when children have unsafe behaviors within your home.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZFast and easy bonding activities to help build a connection between you and your foster or adopted child. Here are 10 five minute bonding activities to try at home.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHere are several baby shower game ideas and tips for those adoption baby shower hosts and hostesses. Many of these options may require your creative touch to ensure that these baby shower games are adoption friendly and fun.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn tips on how to avoid communication problems by establishing roles and expectations.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZAn adoption baby shower is a great way to welcome a new child into the family. Learn more about hosting an adoption baby shower and how to make the event special for the whole family.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHow to get started searching with an Adoption Search Angel. Check to see if there is a free adoption search angel available in your area of search.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWho are adoptive mothers? What traits do they possess? What does it take to be an adoptive mother?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZPlan a needed break this summer with a family vacation, but should foster children go with you? Consider these points when deciding whether to include a foster child in your family vacation plans this summer.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZCan an Adult From a Foreign Country be Adopted into the United States?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA short guide to help you decide if international or domestic adoption is right for you.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZUtilizing the 5 love languages developed by Dr. Gary Chapman, may be a wonderful way to build attachment and bonding within your newly adoptive or foster family. Learn some parenting ideas that fulfill the 5 love languages.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZCan a parent whose rights were terminated seek custody if the child hasn't been adopted yet? An Ohio court examines the limits of terminated parental rights.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA brief description of each main role within a foster care agency and how foster parent scan best work with each staff member.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZFoster care adoption poems specifically for foster care adoption situations.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMy top picks of family foster care blogs. Find families who do foster care adoption as well as straight family foster care. Bloggers include lesbian and gay foster parent to foster dads to foster parents of gay teens. This is a diverse group with knowledge to share.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhat is an adoption subsidy? How is it determined if a child qualifies for adoption assistance?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMore single woman are turning toward adoption as an option to bring children into their lives. Negative social stigma is just one of the challenges for those who choose single parent adoption.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhat is an adoption home study? Why is it needed? What does an adoption home study include? Can I be better prepared for it?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn how foster parents can trigger positive and negative feelings in foster children.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThe older child adoption brings it's own challenges. Find different ideas on what these unique opportunities may look like and how to handle them at home.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHow many children are being raised by gay parents? Read up on interesting gay parenting statistics in the United States.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZMother and birthmother poems about the love birth mothers have for their placed children. Also, find a listing of other birth mother adoption poems.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhat would make a great adoption gift for someone who is an adoptive or foster parent? How about a birth parent? Try some of these ideas when needing the perfect adoption gift! Great ideas for adoption gifts for National Adoption Month, Mother's Day or Father's Day!
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA definition of the term adoptive parent.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZHere are 8 ideas of things to get done with your foster children before Christmas gets here.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZNot every prospective adoptive parent is about the cute babies that are available for adoption. Some prefer an older child adoption. Learn a few reasons why.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZFostering a child brings about heartfelt experiences and nurturing moments that remain long after a child leaves the foster home.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZWhen adopting an older child, establishing yourself as a parent can be a daunting task, especially if you are a first time parent or a younger person. Here are some tips to help.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZAdoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZA break down of adoption cost by type of adoption. How much does a baby adoption cost? Learn the basics to adoption with this quick lesson in adoption costs.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThe cost of adoption can scare many prospective adoptive parents away. Here is a guide to organizations that offer adoption grants and loans to families.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZPS-MAPP is just one foster parent training curriculum utilized by foster agencies to help prepare families for working with foster children and birth families.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZThis is the story of one birth mother making the most difficult decision of her life; to place her infant in an open adoption. Here she shares her struggles and emotions that she went through, and still goes through as a birthmother in an open adoption situation.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZAre birth father registries planned out carefully enough to ensure birth father rights? Birth father rights are important and perhaps the registries are the best option available, but what changes need to be made to ensure that the father's are involved?
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZLearn some tips on how to handle the first meeting and day one with your new foster child.
2016-09-28T11:10:00Z15 different activities for your adoption support group. Great ideas for family groups as well as children's groups.
2016-09-28T11:10:00ZFree foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 4.