Articles related to: Massachusetts Foster Care
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By Courtney Edge-Mattos on August 17, 2022
It takes folks an average of 6-9 months to become licensed for foster care and there are outliers who may take even more time. Why so long?
Well, there are a number of factors. Every foster care applicant has to complete MAPP class, which is 10 weeks long (one three hour session per week for ten weeks). If you can’t attend the soonest MAPP class, it likely won’t be offered again for a few months
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By Courtney Edge-Mattos on June 1, 2022
He left from school. He had his backpack and his homework. He didn't get to hug his mom.
She left from home. There wasn’t time to pack much, they had to get going. She wasn’t sure what to grab, so she just stuffed things into the garbage bag blindly. Turned out to be clothing from last season. She will have to wear a sweater and long pants tomorrow, even though it will be 84 degrees
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By Courtney Edge-Mattos on October 21, 2021
Why JRI Foster Care?
According to our most recent foster family surveys, foster parents choose to work with JRI Foster Care because of the support they receive from our team and our agency. If you’ve never done foster care, it might be hard to know what you would need in terms of support and what to look for in an agency. Well, wonder no more! Here are the supports JRI Foster Care provides and why
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By Courtney Edge-Mattos on April 2, 2021
How long have you been thinking about fostering? Is this a new idea or something you’ve considered for some time?
This is often the first question I ask folks, and the answer is almost always the same: years. But they weren't sure they were ready. They weren't sure they are enough.
They've spent years picturing what it would be like to prepare a room for a child, of the things they would do with a child or
You’ve taken the classes. You’ve been fingerprinted, interviewed, reference-checked. You’ve watched the “Removed” movie fourteen times. You’ve read blogs and
There are so many wonderful people out there who want to support the children and families with whom we work.