Children who enter foster care have been removed from their homes by the courts due to abuse, neglect, or other family challenges. But too often, parents surrender custody of their teenager simply because they do not get along.
Experienced foster and adoptive parents will tell you that one key to a successful placement is having the information you need to first decide if a child is a good fit for your family and, if so, make the experience a positive one for you and the child We asked our Facebook community and social workers who train and support foster parents what questions you should ask when bringing a child into your family. The first thing we learned is that the answer…
It's a situation no birth parent wants to experience. However, it is possible, which is why birth parents must be prepared for how to react in this situation. We've gathered a few tips in this article to help.
It can be quite difficult having a foster child in your home. He or she may have been placed in your home because of abuse or neglect from his family. Perhaps he was in danger from parents who were abusing themselves. Whatever the reason for his placement into the child welfare’s custody, your foster child has most likely come to you with some emotional problems and is struggling with the loss of his family.