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Foster Parenting & offering support to others

Below are the best resources we could find on Foster Parenting and offering support to others.

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What No One Tells You Before Becoming a Foster Parent

So you complete your foster care pride training and you are a new foster parent. It is hard to describe those first few experience and feelings. Foster Care is a roller coaster and I continue to learn lessons every single day.

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The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years’ experience into one book, John DeGarmo combines his own wisdom with that of fellow foster parents.

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Self-Care for Foster Parents

Parenting foster children who have come to your home from trauma, neglect or abuse is likely the hardest work you will ever do. It requires you to have a wide variety of tools in your parenting toolbox. Self-care for foster parents is one of the most important tools you can have in that toolbox.

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What It’s Like to Be a Foster Mom on Mother’s Day

The author of this essay has cared for 16 kids in the last three years and yet, many people do not recognize her as a “real” mom.

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Mom’s Viral Photo Captures the Heartbreak and Joy of Foster Parenting

A family brought back together and healed is a wonderful thing, but on the other side of that is a foster family left with a broken heart.

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Self Esteem and Foster Parents

It is an undertaking that can be hard on the heart. When we mention good self-esteem as a quality we seek for potential foster parents, people often give us a quizzical look. Why would that matter? Well, let’s explore that.

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I’m a Foster Parent. Am I a Mom?

My status as a foster parent is ambiguous by nature. Do I count as a mom? Legally? No.

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Why Is Self-Care Especially Important for Foster Parents?

For parents, children can take up every waking thought and every ounce of energy outside of work. This is especially true for foster parents.

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Trauma and Behavior Part 4: "Advice for Struggling Caregivers"

Educational Specialist Laura Phipps provides suggestions and encouragement for parents and caregivers struggling with serious behavior problems.

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