Are you shopping for gifts for foster parents? If so, this list is perfect for Christmas gifts, appreciation gifts and all occasions! You can also find lots of tips for foster parents that might give you additional ideas for blessing them with gifts.
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Gifts for Foster Parents
Foster parents are normal people and will enjoy gifts of all kinds. However, if you are looking for gifts uniquely for foster parents or gifts that will bless them in their foster care journey, these ideas will be perfect!
Home Safety Gifts for the Foster Home
Foster homes are required to maintain safety standards. You can see an example of a monthly home safety checklist here. Because of these standards, there are extra safety items needed in a foster home. The following is a list of amazon links to specific items that are needed,
- Medication Lock Box
- Fire Extinguisher
- Smoke Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Electrical Outlet Covers
- Door Alarms
- Video Baby Monitors
- Cabinet Locks
Household Item Gifts for Foster Homes
Before a license can be issued for a foster parent, the foster parents and their home must be put through an inspection process known as a home study. The foster care home study looks at not only the parents themselves, but also their home to determine if it would be a safe environment for a foster child. Sometimes there are extra items needed to equip a foster home like:
- Extra sheets for beds
- Extra towels
- Inflatable Mattress for emergency placements
- Storage Containers
Self Care Gifts for Foster Parents
Foster parents, especially those who foster special needs and medically fragile children. As you know, life can be absolutely exhausting when you are parenting children who have not been through trauma, but adding that element adds much anxiety and stress for many foster parents. Gifts that help them practice some self care are always a great idea!
Self care gifts could include gift certificates for a spa service like a manicure, pedicure or massage. You could also give a gift certificate for a meal at a restaurant.
Other Helpful Foster Care Posts
- Foster Care Bedroom Requirements
- Foster Care Home Study Questions
- Monthly Home Safety Inspection Checklist
- How to Make an Adoption Announcement
- Six Myths About Foster Parents
- Our Journey to Becoming Foster Parents via Money Saving Mom
If you have questions about Foster Parenting
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