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.
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.
As a previous teen foster child I have some insight into what we can do to help. Here are some reasons you should consider being a foster parent of a teen foster child.
These books cover adoption and Chinese culture for moms, dads, kids, tweens, and teens. Below you will find links to sites that list dozens of books for kids, adults, families, and classrooms.
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..
Should you adopt? Should you adopt if you already have children? Experience and advice from mom of 5 children.
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."
As a prospective foster parent, you should know that foster care case workers may not tell you everything they could. Here are some reasons why they don't and what they did not tell.
Nothing is more insulting than some random person making the comment "Oh, do you do foster care for the money?"
Texas parents can legally give away their infants with no questions asked. Understanding this law is key to its support and use.
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.
Do you have what it takes to become a foster parent? Here is a list of the qualities you need to possess if you are thinking about fostering.
Sad facts about our foster children and the foster care system. How many foster children are there? How long do they stay in foster care? Who are they staying with? What race or sex are foster kids?