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How to Give Support During the Holidays

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During the holiday season, we often assume that children are excited and love Christmas. Though this is often true, some foster and adopted children grieve past holiday memories with their biological families become closed off or angry  Foster and adopted children may have strong emotional ties to past memories of Christmas as well as confusion… Continue reading

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When Church is a Challenge

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When life is a struggle, Believers want and NEED church. We desire fellowship with others, corporate worship, and being led through Scripture for a nugget of God’s peace that passes all understanding. Unfortunately for many foster and adoptive parents, the idea of going to church may also bring up feelings of anxiety. Should I try… Continue reading

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Helping Kids from Hard Places Feel Safe

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In the month of October we see neighbors front yards turn into graveyards, spider webs covering trees, and skeletons hanging from racks in the grocery store. Generally, this isn’t unsettling for us and despite the decorations, we feel safe. The understanding we have of feeling safe in our surroundings is called “felt safety”.   Kids… 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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#BeABlessing – Supporting Foster and Adoptive Families Through the Holidays

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Many of us look forward to the holiday season. We anticipate all of the things that we love…crisp weather, favorite seasonal foods, and family traditions. As you know, not everyone shares the same sentiment. Often the memories of previous holidays for children from hard places are overshadowed by chaos, financial struggles, and substance abuse. How… Continue reading

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