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Foster Care Home Study
One of the most intimidating parts of the adoption process has to be the home study. It was only a little less intimidating with our fourth adoption. Each time there was the lengthy process of gathering materials even before the actual home visit.
Foster Care Home and Bedrooms
When you first make the decision to become a foster parent or an adoptive parent, there is always some excitement associated with preparing a bedroom for your new child. Bedrooms for foster children can be a bit tricky since you don’t know the exact age of the child, and sometimes not the gender either. Below are some ideas for setting up a bedroom that meets the basic requirements, and also has some coping items for a foster child.
Caring for Foster Children
Caring for children in foster care can present different challenges than parenting the average child. Foster children have issues with attachment, stability and control that are typically not seen in other children. Providing clear boundaries and routine can make a huge difference.
When we were approved as foster parents, we really didn’t tell anyone. We felt there was a stigma attached to foster parenting in our community. However, when our youngest daughter was first placed with us, we realized that many people who didn’t feel equipped to foster were looking for ways to support foster parents in their community.
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