The following posts are intended to help foster parents specifically, however, I think they could be helpful for any parent out there!
When a child enters foster care, they often lose SO much. A foster care welcome basket is a great way to welcome kids into the home and ensure they have some items of their own. In this post, I’ll show you the welcome baskets I made for my new foster teen and baby and what…Read More
The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program refers to a subset of kids in foster care who come from other countries without a parent, guardian or any relationship with someone in the United States. When I told my friends I’ve decided to foster kids in the URM program, they had a lot of questions! Here are…Read More
Like me, you may have been unaware that there are different types of foster care. This post helps to tease out the differences. Hopefully, it will help you (and me!) to make the best choice for your situation if you are considering foster care. Traditional Domestic Foster Care Traditional foster care supports children and families…Read More
Pop Its and Fidget Spinners have become all the rage recently, but they come with a hefty price tag. In this post, I discuss some homemade options for DIY fidget toys that have just as much success as those spendy fidgets. What is a Fidget Toy? A fidget toy is an item (not necessarily a…Read More
Foster parenting requires a lot of “stuff”. This post discusses some of the wish list items foster parents and biological parents alike have found useful in their parenting journeys. You won’t find clothes, diapers, or other basics on this list. Why Develop a Wish List for Fostering? When I was first starting out on my…Read More
May is National Foster Care Month and to celebrate, I thought I’d share some of the statistics involved in foster parenting. Colorado Specific Foster Care Statistics There are so many devastating statistics to wade through about foster care, it was hard to determine what to focus on. For me, the following statistics stuck out most…Read More