Children of foster parents often come from families in crisis, so adults thinking of becoming foster parents must research this choice carefully. This Web guide can help you decide whether you’re ready to be a foster parent, find support resources, and if you are (or were) in the foster care system as a youth, connect you with others who have had similar experiences.
The resources in this section can help you learn more about the foster care system and gauge your ... read more »
Occasionally, the opportunity arises for parents to adopt their foster kids. Read on if you want to ... read more »
If you’d like to connect with other foster parents or find support groups to share successes and concerns, the Web can be a great place to start.
- As with any online community, remember to be cautious of how much personally identifying information you share with others.
Foster Care Central
allows foster parents, social workers and others to meet online and discuss changes they would like to see in the foster care system. Free registration
is required to participate on the site.
Casey Family Programs
provides a variety of videos, articles and online tools to help foster families create good relationships.
Fostering Families Today
is a bi-monthly magazine about foster care and adoption in the United States. Some featured articles in the current issue are available for free, but to read others, you’ll have to order the magazine.
A multitude of online support groups and educational resources exist to help foster kids live ... read more »
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