May is National Foster Care Month

Shared from National Foster Parent Association’s post from Facebook:

National Foster Care Month: Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

May Is National Foster Care Month It’s a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Find resources and information to help ensure that their future is bright.

๐Ÿ’ป Learn More: https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth

#NFPAti #NFPA #NFCM2020 #Training #fostercare #adoption #kinship #caregivers

COVID-19 leaves vulnerable children and families more susceptible to abuse and neglect.

Prayers go out for all the vulnerable children and their families. The kids especially have been on my mind lately. With the stress of the COVID-19 outbreak, so many children and families are at risk of abuse and neglect; because we are socially isolating, it may go unnoticed. Pay attention to your neighbors, check in by phone, and if you or someone you know needs help or suspects abuse or neglect, please report it or reach out. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/spike-in-severe-child-abuse-cases-likely-result-of-covid-19/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=OrganicSocial&utm_campaign=AbuseSpike&utm_term=March_2020&utm_content=AbuseSpike

We Got a Call.

Last night we got a call. It’s been several months since we’ve fostered any kids. We’re kind of selective, in that we have a house full of people and feel we are called to foster one child at a time of a certain age range. I pray every day that God will only place a child with us that will be a good fit for everyone in our family and that our family is a good fit for that child. Last night we got a call, and we said yes.

May Is National Foster Care Month – How Can You Help?

These are some good ideas on how you can help foster parents. Itโ€™s a tough job, especially when a new kid comes into our home and weโ€™re trying to establish a relationship and get them settled in. Support from family and friends is imperative to be successful. I have found that complete strangers have even helped us, and I was in complete awe and very appreciative. Thanks to everyone who gets creative in helping foster families. ๐Ÿ’™