The #1 Social Network Improving The Lives Of Foster Youth. Members Are: Foster Parents, Social Workers, Volunteers.
I'm excited to be an official part of Foster Care Central. I'm sixty nine now, and might not have future foster kids, but my wife and I continue to be involved in much of the lives of some of our "kids" years after they've reached adulthood. None were available for adoption. We learned that establishing a trusting relationship and being strong advocates for the child with the state foster agency, in school etc. has to be the most important thing a foster parent can do. Too many people think…Continue
So its been a while since I have posted but now I have another placement & there's so much to discuss. She's 11yr old ADHD & other mental issues. She comes from a large family & the father is extremely controlling & never engages me unless its beneficial to him. I have my concerns she ran away after her 1st wk when she threatened another placement in my hm, but soon after told her parents she wants to stay there and not be sent anywhere else. There's aggression, impulsiveness…Continue
I have a mental image of myself as a stay-at-home mom. It is a false impression of myself because I have not been a mom with no job outside of the home for many years. However, I cannot shake the inner conviction that this is what I am. The problem started when I became a crossing guard for the elementary school close to my home. My kids would walk down to the corner with me and play awhile and then continue onto school when it was time. When the foster kids came, the same thing…Continue
The foster parent recruitment tool where foster agencies and potential foster/ adoptive parents can easily connect with one another. This is the best place for potential foster/ adoptive parent to start their fostering journey www.FosterCareMaps.org
A requirement that all foster homes must adhere to is locking up and safeguarding medications.Our company 4Thought Products has launched a simple, secure, and affordable Rx lock box - Pill Pod.…Continue
It is important to explore the different options when addressing the needs of vulnerable youth. Treatment Foster Care and traditional foster care are two distinct program models intended to serve…Continue
Hello. My name is Pamela Parker and I am a graduate/doctoral candidate in general psychology (educational psychology track) at Walden University seeking participants for my dissertation research…Continue
I am a foster parent soon to adopt but now the agency has placed another child with me who has visits and I now work full-time so I can't do visits.Every week I am scrambling to find a family member…Continue
Hello everyone I'm currently a FP to two beautiful girls that are sisters I have had them for a year the TPR was filed jan 9,2012 I was wondering how long will this process take and when should I get…Continue
Thought I'd share a resource in the community that ALL of our kiddos need. :) We began using Dr. Han yesterday and really like him. Great w/ kids! And he takes MC!!!Pediatric Dental CareJohn Han…Continue
Hello, My husband and I just finalized the adoption of our two boys in December of 2011. The have been in and out of the foster system for the five years. For the most part both of the boys are well…Continue
I just got word that the rights of my foster son's parents are going to be terminated and he will be free for adoption. That is great news for us, but both parents are pretty upset about it, creating…Continue
Congratulations to Foster Care Central's "Organization Of The Month" - AdoptUSKids. Their Mission is to: Raise public awareness about need for foster, adoptive families for children in public child welfare system; assist U.S. States, Territories, Tribes to recruit, retain foster, adoptive families, connect them with U.S. children. Children of color, sibling groups, children with physical or mental disabilities, and older children (ages 9 and up) and teens are even more in need of adoptive homes.
To get more information about AdoptUSKids and see how they can help you with your adoption journey, call toll-free at 1-888-200-4005 or visit, http://www.adoptuskids.org/
The following have been honored by their peers for their work improving the lives of children in the nation's foster care system (to nominate an honoree send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org):