Foster Care 101 Part 3: Three Considerations when Choosing a Foster Care Agency

This is part 3 in our series Foster Care 101. View Part 1. View Part 2.  When you were graduating high school, you probably went to a variety of different colleges for visits. You asked a lot of questions, you toured, you interviewed them as much as they interviewed you. When you moved to a … Continue reading Foster Care 101 Part 3: Three Considerations when Choosing a Foster Care Agency

Foster Care 101- Part 2

This is the second part in our series titled Foster Care 101. Click here to read Part 1.  In our last post, we explained that children can be removed from their homes for a variety of reasons. When a child is removed from their home, the first priority that the Child and Family Safety Specialist … Continue reading Foster Care 101- Part 2

The Most Unexpected Hurt

As I’m sure is true of most prospective foster parents, we had our share of expectations going into this. We expected it would be challenging to our family dynamic (that’s an understatement). We expected to be frustrated with birth parents (beyond frustrated sometimes!). We expected it would be budget stretching, emotionally exhausting, marriage building (or … Continue reading The Most Unexpected Hurt