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Is Foster Care for You?


Before jumping into foster care, most foster parents spend two or three years just thinking about it. Here are a few points to consider before making the final decision on whether or not to become foster parents.

Who Can Be a Foster Parent?

Every state has its own requirements for foster parents and their homes, some might include bedroom sizes, safety standards for the home, and/or number of children allowed in the home.

Should I Do Foster Care?

Do you not only have enough patience and love to give, but enough bedroom space? Learn some of the very basic needs of successful foster parents.

10 Things You Can Do Now to Be Ready to Do Foster Care Later

Foster Parenting in Your Future? Prepare Now!

This article was prompted by the following e-mail:
"I am currently 19 years old and single, but I am one day hoping to be a foster parent. Could you give me some advice on how to prepare my life for such a thing? I am really interested in the idea of adoption and would love to hear any advice you can offer. Thanks for your time and I'm sorry if I am bothering you in any way. Thank you again,

What Is a Foster Care Subsidy?

Another article inspired by a reader email. This reader, however, accused me and other foster parents of getting rich off of foster care. So after parking my BMW in front of my beach house, I gave a simple answer. Are you kidding me?

Foster Care is a wonderful experience and can add much to your life, it shouldn't, however, be a plan to adding to your pocket book.

9 Ways to Help Foster Children if You Decide Not to Be a Foster Parent

You've checked out the article, Should I Foster and you've decided that fostering is not for you or your family at this time. Yet, you still want to help kids in care. Here are 9 ways to do just that.
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