By Carol Jones Relationships can be a source of strength. Foster children do not usually have many positive relationships. When they were removed from their parents they lost the life

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By Carol Jones Always: Understand that any difference is an issue for children. If the child you foster is a different race from your family, make sure everyone in your

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By Carol Jones Many of our foster children have been through trauma and tragedy we cannot imagine.  One of the ways they have survived is to not expect anything good

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By Carol Jones There are three phases of foster care placement: PRE-PLACEMENT, PLACEMENT AND POST-PLACEMENT. Pre-placement: Your family structure will change with the addition of a foster child.  Make sure

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By Carol Jones Foster families understand, after training and after talking to other foster families, that fostering can be challenging.  Most families don’t fully understand how stressful welcoming a foster

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By Carol Jones One issue you may not have thought much about is the fact that foster children are deeply affected by special occasions.  Birthdays can be a time for

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By Carol Jones Sources of strength and support can come from many different places.  Relationships can be a source of strength.  Ask who the child loves and who the child

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