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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

This is how you prepare to be a foster parent. There's a lot of stuff.

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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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Preparation

When Should I Take Vacation or Leave?

Being a foster parent requires a little more planning and coordination when taking vacation or parental leave (if you qualify) from your employment. You don’t get nine months to plan towards their arrival and you can’t always predict when they…

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Popular posts

5 Must-Read Books about Foster Care

Whether you’re thinking of becoming a foster parent or you’re already a few years into your journey, these books are an incredibly helpful resource. From discipline strategies to adoption...

The Importance and Basics of House Rules

The day (or night) you get a call for a placement waiting for you will be full of excitement, anxiety, and fear- but don’t worry you’ll probably have at...