Foster Friday: Establishing Routines for a New School Year

The start of the school year can be overwhelming, especially for a child in foster care who?s adjusting to a new environment. As a foster parent, it?s

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Foster Friday: Building Bridges Between Foster and Biological Parents

Editor?s Note: Today on Foster Friday, we are honored to share a true story from a friend of Upbring, Jami Amerine. Jami is a loving mother and a passionate

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Foster Friday: 5 Guidelines for Establishing a Healthy Household

So, you?ve decided to foster a child what now? Now is the time to start imagining the kind of family environment you want to create. One essential part of

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To Those Who Think They Could Never Foster

You?ve heard it said and may have even said it yourself, ?I could never do foster care because I am afraid I will get hurt.? I said it too?in the face of a

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What You Need to Know About Fostering Siblings

Each day, children who have experienced abuse and neglect enter the foster care system. The need for loving, compassionate and patient foster parents is

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Foster Friday: Welcoming Teens Into Your Home

Whether it?s reading a romantic novel, flipping through the pages of a family scrapbook or watching a breath-taking sunset, we all have something that tugs at

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Foster Friday: Building a Community of Support for Foster Families

Families face challenges. That?s a universal and unavoidable truth. It?s also why a healthy support system is vital to all families, especially those in need

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Foster Friday: Understanding Childhood Trauma

Traumatic experiences can have a long-lasting impact, especially on children. Children process trauma in countless ways. Some shut down while others act out.

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3 Impactful Ways for Foster Families to Form Authentic Relationships

Authentic relationships are a key factor in ensuring children in foster care are given the emotional support needed to heal from the significant trauma they?ve

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5 Common Questions Asked About Foster Care

Becoming a foster parent is truly a life-changing decision. Considering whether to open your home and heart to children who have experienced hurt and trauma

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