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November is National Adoption Month. We take time this month to honor the children and parents who have found their way together through adoption.
There are many misconceptions about adoption, so we’d like to honor this month by taking some of the mystery out of foster care adoption.
What is Foster Care Adoption?
Foster care adoption, or “adoption through foster care” or “foster to adopt”, means that a child (age birth through 18, and sometimes
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The courthouse was bustling with activity. A digital sign welcomed families. On the third floor, balloons bobbed, Storm Troopers doled out high fives and hugs, and photographers snapped away, capturing moments of joy. Everyone was dressed in their finest, from little Mary Jane shoes on feet who could not yet walk to three piece suits and bow ties. There was excitement, confusion, commotion, anxiety, and oh so much love. Families waited for their turn to
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Foster care is a confusing world. There are a lot of agencies, systems, and individuals involved. Even within the foster care system itself, there are confusing pieces to navigate. One of the first questions to ask is the type of foster care you are prepared to provide. What are the differences? What are the similarities? What is right for you?
*Please be aware, this is bring written from the perspective of someone working within
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As we discussed in our previous blog, supporting our foster parents is necessary. We believe that in order to serve our children and youth in the best way possible, we must serve our parents to the best of our ability. Over the years, we have tried different techniques. Some have been effective and some have not, but here are a few more of the things we try to do to make the life of a
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As an agency, our responsibility is to support our foster parents, so that they can support the children entrusted to their care. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that the more support we give, the stronger and better equipped our parents are to manage difficult situations and support a child’s healing process. Here are is Part 1 of JRI Foster Care and Adoption’s key supports:
Foster Parent Support Group
Ten times a month in four different locations, we