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  • So you want to be a foster parent? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! We need you. DHS needs you and the children certainly need you. These are some things to do BEFORE becoming a foster parent.

    How to Prepare for Becoming a Foster Parent

    How to Prepare for Becoming a Foster Parent

    by Sarah Spradlin2

  • There are good and bad foster families but unfortunately, you only hear about the bad ones. I was a foster parent for five years. It had it’s good points but there are things you need to know if you are considering taking in foster children.

    Pros And Cons Of Being A Foster Family

    Pros And Cons Of Being A Foster Family

    by Pamela N Red37

  • This article is about our journey with our adopted child and our experiences of a "primal wound." It is based on Nancy Verrier's work on adopted children and her explanation of the "the primal wound."

    Adoption: Parenting Through the "Primal Wound"

    Adoption: Parenting Through the "Primal Wound"

    by David Winters0

  • Foster parenting to adopt is possible, but a very long and extensive hard process. Here is how to get licensed, and the different approaches towards foster parent adoptions.

    How to Adopt a Foster Child

    How to Adopt a Foster Child

    by Angela Michelle Schultz17

  • If you want to adopt a child you will probably have to wait, sometimes a long time. Waiting is hard. This article is about the benefit of "the wait" and what you can do while you wait..

    What You Can Do While Waiting To Adopt A Child

    What You Can Do While Waiting To Adopt A Child

    by David Winters0

  • I have often said, "I should write a book with all of the things people have asked me about adoption." While this isn't a book, it is a short list of a few questions that I wished I hasn't been asked.

    Four Things Adoptive Parents Wish You Wouldn't Say

    Four Things Adoptive Parents Wish You Wouldn't Say

    by Megan Swope2

  • Should you adopt? Should you adopt if you already have children? Experience and advice from mom of 5 children.

    Why Adoption Helps a Family

    Why Adoption Helps a Family

    by Virginia Kearney7

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