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We are foster parents living in Virginia and we want to help connect other foster parents to resources, information, and stories.

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Preparation

How to Become a Foster Parent

Just starting your journey? We've got you covered.

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Self Care

When it’s Time to Say Goodbye

We recently said goodbye to two kiddos that lived in our home for nearly a year. While we were thrilled they were able to go with a family member, the transition was quick and somewhat unexpected. Nearly overnight, we went…

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Move In

Move-in Adjustments for Kids

The shock and trauma a child faces when they are moved into a foster home can be very hard for them to process. They might be extremely sad, anxious, and angry because of the loss they are experiencing. On top…

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Care Strategies

Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

Having healthy snacks on hand can be essential, especially if you have children who have ever experienced food insecurity. By making a few options available, you can remind your kiddos that they don’t have to worry about when they’ll get…

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Preparation

Do Foster Parents Get Parental Leave?

While paid or unpaid parental leave isn’t guaranteed in America, many employers have this included in their benefits. In fact, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act was passed in 2020 providing US federal employees access to 12 weeks of paid…

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Popular posts

Navigating Phone Calls

With mobile devices being more common with school-aged children, many kids come into care with a phone or device they can use for phone calls and video chats. If...

Leading by Example

You won’t know your foster children’s full story the moment they walk through your door and the norms they are used to could be very different from how your...