Category: Foster care & adoption

Practical Love – Holiday Tips for Foster Families

0 The classic Christmas song, Ill be Home for Christmas, may be bring up sentimental images of Bing Crosby and falling snow, but for a foster child, the longing for home is very real. As foster parents, we often feel a lot of pressure to try to make the holidays as normal as possible for…

Bullying: How to help your children with social conflict

0 As parents, one of our greatest struggles is how to help our children with their social problems without being overprotective or missing important signs that our child is being bullied or mistreated. It turns out that this is a long-term endeavor, as we are not just getting our children through a rough patch at…

Foster Parenting Teens

0 Building up Tomorrows Adults By Susan Jones, long time foster mom and life skills supporter For the past 25 years, I have been a Resource Parent to over 100 youth ages 12 through 18 and yes, that has been my choice! Most people who hear these numbers cringe and exclaim that they cant understand…

Hard and Hopeful Lessons

0 Foster kids are often untethered in this world, and only love can bring them into belonging Brooke Cone, foster and adoptive parent Over the last six months, I have been doing Emergency Shelter Foster Care for FCNI in my home, during which time about 13 girls, all but two of them teens, have lived…

How Being the Difference Made a Difference to Me

0 Family Care Network Youth Partners Journey Johnny Segraves I am a former foster youth who benefited from some of the great programs that the Family Care Network offers. After serving three and half years in the military, I am now working with FCNI, assisting youth who are working towards their life goals. My journey…

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