Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:09:14 +0000
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZSadly, many homes have more than one of the following issues and a child enters the foster care system for numerous reasons.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZIs it legal to adopt an adult? Who would choose such an option? How about foreign adults seeking to be adopted into the United States?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHow to take the motivation to adopt and make a decision for you and your family.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZEverything you ever wanted to know about foster care, being a foster parent, or becoming a foster parent.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZSo, 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?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhile 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZBasic 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFoster parents receive payment, but they can't consider this as salary. The money is a subsidy intended to provide for the care of children they take in.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThoughts on how foster care can be challenging including links to more resources on how to deal with the challenges.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhat is foster care reimbursement? How should a foster care subsidy be utilized within the foster home?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMany foster children bounce from foster home to foster home due to disruptions. Here is a list of common reasons foster parents disrupt on placements.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen you explore the idea of adopting a child, make sure your reason isn't on this list of red flags. If any apply to you, settle them before you move on.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZIf 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZSometimes 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZPoints to ponder while deciding on whether or not to be a foster parent. Information about fostering a child.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFactors that a foster care agency may consider before selecting someone to become a foster parent.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen deciding whether adopting a baby or child is right, there are many questions to resolve. Consider these common issues.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHere are 8 ideas of things to get done with your foster children before Christmas gets here.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZPoints 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen one foster family temporarily cares for another family's foster children, this is respite care. It gives the original foster family a short break.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHow to create a life book for your foster or adopted child.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZAre 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZOne 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZBeing 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLet'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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFoster care and adoption both involve bringing a child into your home to care for and nurture. But there are two fundamental differences.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZSocial workers develop a plan to help families reunify. Learn the basics to a family reunification plan for children in the foster care system.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMany adoptive parents choose foster care adoption. This is a great way to help the thousands of children who wait in foster care for years.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhile 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLearn how to care for your African American child's hair with these simple black hair care tips and steps.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhile 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZIdeas on what to include and how to balance the good and the bad for your foster or adopted child's life book.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZOpen 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThe Adoption and Safe Families Act requires that states balance family preservation and reunification with the safety of children placed in foster care.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZUnderstanding the process of family visitation and how it works within the foster care system.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZInformation and goals of The Adoption and Child Welfare Act of 1980, which brought about major changes to help children & families remain strong and intact.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZConsider these points when deciding whether to include a foster child in your family vacation plans this summer.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA short guide to help you decide if international or domestic adoption is right for you.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhat is the foster care system and what does it mean when a child enters the system?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZI 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA few Ideas and things to think about when building working relationships between caseworkers and foster parents.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA short guide to helping you decide if international or domestic adoption is best for you.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZSeven ways to help your adopted children celebrate Russian Christmas and Russian New Year through fun traditions.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLearn ways to discipline a child that is in foster care or been adopted from foster care.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZGays and lesbians have been adopting for a long time, but legislation has gradually changed, offering them more options than ever before.
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2016-12-05T11:09:14ZChoosing between closed and open adoption maybe something you considering. Hopefully this will help you better understand your options.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhat 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!
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMore single woman are turning toward adoption as an option to bring children into their lives. Negative social stigma is just one of their challenges.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMost every new parent looks forward to their baby shower. But what about adoptive parents who are adopting a child older than an infant?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLearn more about hosting an adoption baby shower and how to make the event special for the whole family.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZIt'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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThey may be cute, but are you sure you're ready to accept more than one baby or toddler foster placement at a time?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZBefore you take the first steps into the adoption process you may want to understand a bit of the adoption lingo that you will hear.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZAdoption agencies want to know children are placed into safe, healthy and nurturing families and homes. Find out what to expect in the required home study.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZGreat 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA brief description of each main role within a foster care agency and how foster parent scan best work with each staff member.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZCan a parent whose rights were terminated seek custody if the child hasn't been adopted yet? An Ohio court examines terminated parental rights.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThe Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 provides federal subsidies to help encourage the adoption of special needs children.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFamily gift ideas are always a good idea, and the same is true when the family is a foster family.
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2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLearn how foster parents can trigger positive and negative feelings in foster children.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFind ideas on how to help your Russian adopted child maintain their identity through keeping Russian Easter traditions.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZInformation on the foster and adoptive parent training class.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZOne of the most often asked questions I get hit with after teaching a new batch of foster and adoptive
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMaking the decision to place your baby for adoption will be one of the most difficult decisions of your life. Once you've decided that adoption is right for your baby, what do you need to think about? What is the expectant mother and soon to be birth mother's next steps toward a baby adoption?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZAdoption poems sent in by our readers. Some have been written by adoptive parents, adoptees, or by birth family.
2016-12-05T11:09:14Z15 different activities for your adoption support group. Great ideas for family groups as well as children's groups.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZExample 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWe may feel helpless when our children are grieving a loss. Here are different ways to help our foster or adopted children with grieving.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMany are interested in how to find someone separated by adoption and foster care. Here are a few resources to help find someone.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHow 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZYou should fill out an incident report if an accident happens. Make it as truthful as possible and make sure to include these details.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHere 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWho 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?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFast and easy bonding activities to help build a connection between you and your foster or adopted child.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHandling allegations is just a part of being a foster parent. Here are a few tips on surviving allegations as a foster or adoptive family.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZEleven different court cases that have changed adoption law over the years. The following are the most persuasive adoption law cases that have affected courts across the nation.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThe story of when I found out I had a big sister.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZAre 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?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZHow to create a safety plan when children have unsafe behaviors within your home.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA woman shares some experiences from when she lived in a group home for teens.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZA great online Website devoted to those within the adoption triad, gifts for adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents can be found.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZStepparent adoption is a somewhat involved legal process. Learn about the crucial legal steps that must be followed.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZAdoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZChildren in adoption or foster care, experience the grief and loss of their birth families and much more. Learn more about the grief and loss of foster or adopted children.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZTips on resolving issues between couples when one wants to foster and adopt and the other does not.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLooking for a Christmas movie with an adoption theme? Here are a few movies for Christmas that will meet your needs.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZCan an Adult From a Foreign Country be Adopted into the United States?
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZMother and birthmother poems about the love birth mothers have for their placed children. Also, find a listing of other birth mother adoption poems.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFostering a child brings about heartfelt experiences and nurturing moments that remain long after a child leaves the foster home.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThe 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.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZThe first few weeks with a new foster or adopted child is very stressful. Here are few topics to focus on first.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZFree foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 7.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZWhen I provided respite foster care for my best friend's foster children, I was completely intimidated by the upkeep of their black hairstyles. Find easy and less intimidating black hairstyles for your foster or adopted children.
2016-12-05T11:09:14ZLearn more about how to become an Adoption Search Angel and what to expect from utilizing a volunteer. Also find an available listing of search angels.