Encouragement From A Foster Teen

  ****Written by Tristan, Out of respect for Tristan's privacy, we are not sharing actual photos of him. Originally posted on The Archibald Project My name is Tristan and I am 19 years old. When I was 14 I was placed into state custody for getting involved in...

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Is Your Family Ready For Foster Care?

When a family decides to open their home to a placement there are many questions that arise. Here are some questions to get you thinking about the rewarding process of opening your home. Have all the family members answer the questions separately, and then discuss...

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FOSTERING MIRACLES: School Tomorrow!! School tomorrow!!

Hello everyone, I want to give you all a quick update on where we are with things and then I will go into the promised topic. Unfortunately, life happens quicker than I can write about it and I am so late on filling you all in but I will get there I promise. So here...

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First Day of School

When I was seven years old my whole life changed. I moved from Tanzania to start a new life. I went straight to school and it was crazy. I didn’t know anything. That first day of school was one of the most important days of my life. My first day of school, my mom and...

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By Leah Susi I have worked at Monroe Harding for two years now and last week I got to go and experience my first adoption ceremony. I always get so excited when we have adoptions. While the journey in foster care for many can be long, hard and tiring, at the end of...

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The Myth of the Perfect Foster Parent

      Seven years. Seven long years. This is the average amount of time it takes for most people to make the decision to become foster parents. When I ask families to pinpoint when they first considered becoming foster parents, the response usually...

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The Birth Parent Connection

by Monica Beere As a Foster Parent Recruiter, one of the most common questions that I hear from potential foster families is ‘will I be interacting with the birth parents?’ Maybe you have similar apprehensions as you consider whether or not to open your home to a...

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Fostering Miracles – Once Upon a Time

By Cheyanne Shatto Hello Lovelies, IM BACK!! Well, I actually never left but I did that thing that moms do and becoming completely consumed with my daughter’s schedule and life. Oh yeah, I left you all hanging on the fact that we were getting a 12-year-old … it’s a...

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[Infographic] Foster Care FAQs

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Parenthood: 6 Tips for Good Parenting

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. ~ Sue Atkins Parenting can be the most humbling and gratifying experience that one can have but no one ever said it is easy. It definitely has its ups and downs even in this age of modern conveniences...

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