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7 Common Adoption Myths Debunked

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Let'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.



5 Challenges Of Foster Care

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Being 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.



First Few Weeks with a New Foster Child Advice

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

One of the most often asked questions I get hit with after teaching a new batch of foster and adoptive



How to Write an Incident Report

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

You should fill out an incident report if an accident happens. Make it as truthful as possible and make sure to include these details.



How to Be a Great Foster Parent

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Great 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.



10 Ways for Grandparents to Welcome a Foster...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Get some tips on grandparents and foster children.



What Is The Adoption Assistance and Child...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Information and goals of The Adoption and Child Welfare Act of 1980, which brought about major changes to help children & families remain strong and intact.



Why Do Some Foster Children Have to Endure...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Many foster children bounce from foster home to foster home due to disruptions. Here is a list of common reasons foster parents disrupt on placements.



How Does Providing Foster Care Affect Children...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

When 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.



Before You Start the Adoption Process

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Before 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.



Check Out This Book About a Young Boy's...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

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What's the Difference Between Foster Care and...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Understanding permanency and parental rights when it comes to adoption and foster care.



10 Steps to Creating a Lifebook for Your Foster...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

How to create a lifebook for your child.



Book Review: The Lost Boy

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer review



The Challenges of Being a Foster Parent

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Thoughts on how foster care can be challenging including links to more resources on how to deal with the challenges.



6 Skills You Should Master Before Becoming a...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Basic 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.



Child Discipline Techniques for Foster or...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Learn ways to discipline a child that is in foster care or been adopted from foster care.



First Few Weeks Home with a New Adopted Child

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

The first few weeks with a new foster or adopted child is very stressful. Here are few topics to focus on first.



How to Find Someone

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Many are interested in how to find someone separated by adoption and foster care. Here are a few resources to help find someone.



9 Things to Consider Before Fostering Children

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Points to ponder while deciding on whether or not to be a foster parent. Information about fostering a child.



Questions to Ask Before Taking a Foster Child

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

When 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.



Teaching Foster or Adopted Children How to...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

It'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.



What Are the Steps to Family Reunification...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Social workers develop a plan to help families reunify. Learn the basics to a family reunification plan for children in the foster care system.



What Is Family Visitation Within the Foster...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Understanding the process of family visitation and how it works within the foster care system.



5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Child

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

While 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.



What Are the Requirements to Become a Foster...

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Factors that a foster care agency may consider before selecting someone to become a foster parent.



12 Common Reasons Children Enter Foster Care

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Sadly, many homes have more than one of the following issues and a child enters the foster care system for numerous reasons.



Incident Report Form Printable Worksheet

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

Example 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.



What You Should Know About Foster Care Subsidies

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

What is foster care reimbursement? How should a foster care subsidy be utilized within the foster home?



Ways You Can Help Kids in Foster Care

2016-09-28T11:01:33Z

If 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.