Parenting Foster Children

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Fostering parenting can present joys and challenges. Resources and information offer insight, education, and guidance along the way.

All About Lifebooks

One of the best communication tools for parents and children, lifebooks are also important for those waiting to adopt and foster parents. Learn about them, how to get started, and how to use them.... [more]

Creative Family Trees

Age-specific ways to help our children visualize and express the diversity of their families. Great for adoptive and foster families, and teachers.... [more]

False Abuse Allegations

Child abuse is a national tragedy and greatly under-reported; however, many don't realize that 1/3 to 1/2 of all alerts are mistaken or unfounded. Learn why false allegations may occur, what parents can do, and where to find help.... [more]

Foster Parenting: Celebrate the Vision

The service to children provided by foster families is enormous. Foster care expert Emil Bladwin encourages us to remember and celebrate these families.... [more]

Positive Steps for Families in Crisis

Facing impending crisis can leave families feeling helpless, often seeing only the negatives. There are forward-looking steps you can take to minimize or prevent crisis, or handle it when it does happen.... [more]

Preparing Children for Court

Whether you're fostering or adopting from foster care, court appearances are likely to occur in your child's life. Experienced social worker Emil Baldwin, Jr. offers help to prepare your child and yourself. ... [more]

Foster Parent Study
An Ohio State University study shows that social workers need to do a better job to increase foster parent satisfaction. (1994)

Joyce Maguire Pavao wants to know why we've become so possessive. From PACT.

You know you're a foster parent when...

Professional Parenthood
Important reading for foster parents from Arvin Publications.

Survival Traits
14 survival traits of foster parents from For Love of Children.

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