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Kids from Tough Places: Difficult Behavior and What to Do About It

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There’s a widespread misunderstanding that kids in care are ‘bad kids’ who act out. While many kids from foster care have challenges with attachment and trust and other emotional disabilities, at their heart they are kids who don’t always know how to receive the love they desperately need. This misconception that kids in foster care… Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Become a Foster Parent?

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There’s a lot of talk out there about the laborious process of getting certified as a foster parent. While it’s not always easy, it is a bit simpler than you would think. The key is to take it one step at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Here are 5 major steps on the journey… Continue reading

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Building a Support Team: Matt and Teresa’s Story

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Before becoming foster parents in 2014, Matt and Teresa took time to build their support team which includes Teresa’s dad, Tom and his wife, Anne. Currently, Matt and Teresa are caring for an 11-month-old baby boy, nicknamed Espresso, placed in their home last fall. Espresso is their 2nd placement. Espresso’s half-brother, who was safely reunified… Continue reading

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Praying for Peace: Adam & Katie’s Story

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What was it like when Baby Girl first arrived? Exciting chaos! We received the call from our case worker at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon and she arrived at 6 pm. With Baby Girl on the couch, we filled out a bunch of placement forms and reviewed the hospital discharge instructions. Then, after months of training,… Continue reading

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7 DIY Sensory Activities for Kids

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Often, kids from hard places have unique sensory requirements. When children experience trauma at a young age, they may become hyper alert. This means they expect the world to feel unsafe and are on the lookout for warning signs. By providing your child with a variety of sensory input, you are helping him understand the… Continue reading

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