The #1 Social Network Improving The Lives Of Foster Youth. Members Are: Foster Parents, Social Workers, Volunteers.

Goals for 2012- 2015:

1. Foster Parent Recruitment Tool. Done! visit Foster Care Maps
2. Resource Guide For Emancipating Foster Youth.
3. Business mentoring for Foster Youth.Done! visit Suitcases To Briefcases

Member Blog Posts

The Post Institute's Indiegogo Crowd Sourced Fund Raising Campaign

Posted by David Durovy on May 6, 2016 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

I don’t know if you have heard about or had a chance to look at our Indiegogo Crowd Sourced Fund Raising Campaign site yet (https://igg.me/at/postinstitute-elearning), but…

https://youtu.be/02aezVb1af4

As an "influencer” and hopefully maybe a friend of The Post Institute - and one who is both dedicated and concerned about families and children (adopted, foster and…

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A Must Watch! How this former foster youth defied the odds!

Posted by Stewart on March 30, 2016 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old, is now a college student. ( 8:11)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/former-foster-youth-defies-odds-determined-to-change-the-system/

From PBS.org/newshour report

Only about half of…

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License just approved! Scared and excited!

Posted by Susan Donovan on July 14, 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments

Yesterday we received the email from the state that our license to be resource parents was approved.  This just got real, folks.  We have spent the last several years discussing our desire to foster children and the last five months attending classes, purchasing cribs and car seats, correcting the many safety requirements in our home in order to reach this goal. And now, all we need is that phone call from our agency stating that they have a child who needs a foster family.…

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What Members Are Saying About Foster Care Central

"The "Facebook" and "MySpace" of foster carers...This is just what we needed to connect with others going through the foster care journey including foster parents, social workers, CASA, volunteers!"

"This is a unique idea in the social services world that has a lot
of potential to do good things."


"Great site! I just spent the last two hours reading just about everything on it and posted six times."

"I can only say that this site has some of the best potential I've seen in a long time. Bravo! You've got an incredible network here."

The Foster Parent Recruitment Tool- "brought to you by Foster Care Central"

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

Potential Foster Parents- Use the map to locate a foster agency in your area that will meet your needs. Search the Map.
Foster Agencies- Become a member and have your full agency description listed for potential foster parents to view and connect with you. Join now.
County Agencies- Become a member and have your counties high need Zip Code areas displayed on the top of the Map to recruit foster parents. Join now.

Forums

Need advice aor assistance

Started by Missy rees in Adoption and Guardianship Options Dec 15, 2015. 0 Replies

I am a biological mother whos rights were terminated. My daughter was removed from her foster family who she had been raised with since she was removed from my care. Age 8 months to three yrs. She…Continue

Time to refresh this very useful resource.

Started by Kenya Hudson in General Questions & Suggestions Dec 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Join this group to be kept up to date on new discussions.

Medication Lock Boxes

Started by Steve Small in General Questions & Suggestions Aug 6, 2014. 0 Replies

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

Tags: safeguarding medications, locking up drugs, narcotics storage, medication lock box, locking pill box

The difference between Treatment Foster Care and Traditional Foster Care

Started by Shandira in Prospective Foster Parents Jan 25, 2013. 0 Replies

 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

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Dissertation Research Data Collection

Started by Pamela Parker in News Jan 21, 2013. 0 Replies

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

Babysitters

Started by tamika kennedy in General Questions & Suggestions Jul 26, 2012. 0 Replies

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

Persistence

Started by KevinMcHugh in Success Stories May 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Don't ever give up  on the things that weigh on your heart and mind. Being a foster parent is difficult due to the profiling of a typical foster homes by the very agencies that were intende to…Continue

Baby behavior issues??

Started by Michelle in Behavior Issues May 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Ok, so I have an 11 mo. old I have had since he was 4 mos. He screams and rages, arching, if he doesn't get his way, or doesn't get picked up quick enough, or gets put down when he doesn't want to.…Continue

Tpr process and when to get adoption attorney

Started by monique millard in Adoption and Guardianship Options. Last reply by Sylvia Roland Apr 16, 2012. 3 Replies

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

Pediatric Dentist to recommend!!

Started by Karen F Griner in General Questions & Suggestions Feb 9, 2012. 0 Replies

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

Organization of the Month- "AdoptUSKids":

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/

 

Foster Care Central Honor Roll

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 info@fostercarecentral.org):

  • Former Harlem Wizard's player, and foster child: Courtney L. Castro of Brooklyn, New York. "He is a true mentor for our youth"- Cassandra Humphrey.
  • OFA honors Stewart Gordon, founder and President of Foster Care Central.  "Stewart’s tireless commitment and desire for positive change and better outcomes for children in foster care is to be applauded.  Thank you for the service you are providing. Your efforts are making a difference for foster youth.Thanks!"- Lynn Davis, Director, Community Partnerships Orphan Foundation of America.
  • Kerri Hankin MSW Executive Director of WhimSpire CPA-a fearless leader and absolutely the best-enough said!- Christina Kindell
  • Krystal McManis,MSW,Front Range Coordinator for WhimSpire CPA-always understanding and supportive.- Christina Kindell
  • Candy Cernigliaro, Circle of Care organization provides a great peer support base as well as support with supplies and material to share along the way. Candy was a major rock during our kinship foster experience through Oklahoma DHS and kept my wife from going insane during some very trying times. Her tireless effort for the Circle of Care families has been a major inspiration for me and I cannot say enough about her and the organization she works for.- Dennis Watson.

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Friends of Foster Care Central

David Gerrold- Award Winning Author, The Martian Child.
"To my mind, being an adoptive parent is one of the greatest adventures any human being can take on. It's also one of the most inspiring and rewarding. I can't imagine my life without my son. It's as if I spent every day of my life preparing for this joy."

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels - Legendary Rapper and Grammy Winner.
"To all my peeps at Foster Care Central, I thank God for you, because you are allowing these children to fulfill their purpose and destiny!

Television's Judge Karen - Foster Parent and Foster Advocate.
"Your work yesterday and today is paving the way for the changes the system needs. Don't give up hope. Our children need you and need others like you."

Sen. Darrell Steinberg- CA. State Senator and Foster Advocate.
"To all the members of Foster Care Central who are dedicated to improving the lives of foster children...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU."

Amos Zereoue- former NFL Running Back.
"You are the people who never get the recognition that is deserved, and I'd like to commend you and thank you for all your hard work."

Alonzo Mourning- NBA Great
"Just remember, there is no easy way to success.

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