Realistic Expectations for Fostering Families
Deciding to foster is a huge commitment and leap of faith!
The best fosterparents share that being prepared and connecting with other families like theirs is a step on the road to successful placements. Following are some articleswe have found helpful for new foster families and those deciding if fostering is right for their family..
This 30 page free guide offers information on a variety of subjects.
Here's what's inside:
The Day That Changed My Life
By Michelle Burnette
Selecting Foster Parents: What To Expect and Ask
By Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW, and Donna D. Petras, PhD
Voices of Children in Limbo
“The Jigsaw Puzzle Child”
By Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW
Strategies to Deal with Anger and Power Struggles
By Christopher J. Alexander, PhD
What Inny Taught Us
By Allen Walker
Adolescents in Foster Care
By Greg Keck, Ph.D.
Ten Keys to Healing Trauma in the Adopted Child
By B. Bryan Post
What Does PTSD Look Like in Children?
Put Your Own Oxygen Mask First
By Susan Badeau
I Cannot Give Away That Which is Not Mine to Give
By Juli Alvarado
Forever Family: My Daughter’s Foster Mother is Still Part of Our Lives.
By Wanda Chambers
Quotes and Images from those who have experienced
Foster Care First Hand
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Realistic Expectations for Foster Parents
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