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November is National Adoption Month

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, In : Adoption 



Please visit our Facebook page as we share the highs and lows of one of the most important decisions a family can make when they choose to open their homes a a child in need.  Once you do that come back here and make an appointment with us to create your FORVER FAMILY!
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Chicken Nuggets - Acknowlege Your Child's Feelings

Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, August 6, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
Tough Holidays and Special Occasions Acknowledging Losses- Encourage the child to share his or her feelings about those they have lost to reinforce that his or her emotions are perfectly normal.

Past Holidays- Gather specific information so that you can incorporate your child’s previous positive memories into your current family’s activities.

Special Occasions - You may wish to follow family traditions or change them. It may help to do things just a little differently.

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Georgia Hope Inc. is Recognized During National Foster Care Month

Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, July 16, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Inc. News 
On May 1, 2018, the team at Georgia Hope Inc. were recognized by Lieutenant Governor of Georgia  Casey Cagle for our work in foster care and our dediction to the children we serve in Georgia. 

"It is with great pleasure that we received this letter from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle." said Janine Porter, Executive Director of Georgia Hope Inc.  " We go to work every day asking ourserlves how can we get as many neglected, abused and needy a children a home that will help them survive and thrive.  So...
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Our 2018 Summer Newsletter is Here!

Posted by Janine Porter on Thursday, June 28, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
The Georgia Hope Inc. family wishes you and yours a safe and enjoyable summer.  We have lots of great news to share from new families we created, our childrens's successes and recognition from our governor on our sucess as a foster care and adoption agency in Georgia! 

Make siure you sign up  for the latest news from Georgia Hope, Inc.and like us on Facebook for more Foster Care and Adoption News! 

For a full copy of our newsletter, click here!


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Letter from Our Assistant Director

Posted by C. Thomas, Assistant Director on Thursday, June 28, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
Hello Parents, 

Fostering can be a challenging job. It is extremely important that you only accept children that are geared towards your specific skill set. If additional training of any kind is needed to help ensure that the safety well-being and permanency needs of children placed in your home are met, please let us know. We want to supply each of you with the necessary tools to de-escalate any behavior and regain control of any situation. You all are doing a fantastic job caring for our chi...

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New Per Diem Reimbursement Rules

Posted by Janine Porter on Thursday, June 28, 2018, In : Foster Parent Support 
All foster parents will receive their per diem reimbursement check at each monthly foster parent training.  Checks will be mailed out the following business day for foster parents not in attendance at Saturday’s training. It is the responsibility of the foster parent to complete 25 hours of training annually, a minimum of 2 hours per month. Agency will ensure foster parents providing services to foster children  in DFCS custody are paid timely per RBWO Minimun Standard 11.12.

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OUR PBP Scores Are In...and We Received an "A"

Posted by Georgia Hope, Inc. on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Inc. News 
Each quarter the state of Georgia's Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children  Office of Provider Managements requires agencies like ours to share their foster care data with them and then issues a grade based of this performance. This grade is the Performance Based Procedures (PBP) grade. It is a report card that rates agencies on how well they perform in certain areas, for example, well being, permanency of children in care (ensuring little to no disruptions), how ...

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Why Did I Foster?

Posted by Janine Porter on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : Why Foster? 
Over the years so many people have asked me, "Why did I decide to foster and why so many children? I received comments like, “I couldn’t do that”, “What about your own children?”, “What about your quality of life?”

My response has always been the same. I shrug my shoulders and say “Why not?  I have the means to provide for another child, why wouldn’t I? Every child needs a home and every child needs a family and positive experiences”.

Let’s take a look at this a little clo...

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Georgia Hope's Foster Care Christmas Gala

Posted by Janine Porter on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Events 
Our Christmas gala is one of our annual events where the complete Georgia Hope family is together. We hope that you can attend. If you would like to make a contribution ((unwrapped gifts, donations, financial contributions, etc.), please do so by
 by November 30, 2017.  Thank you have a blessed and prosperous day.

You can make a financial donation to this great event here, DONATIONS.

The Georgia Hope Inc Staff

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Georgia Hope Newsletter - Fall

Posted by C. Thomas, MS, Asst. Director on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 

Hello Parents,

Fostering can be a challenging job. It is extremely important that you only accept children that are geared towards your specific skill set. If additional training of any kind is needed to help ensure that the safety well-being and permanency needs of children placed in your home are met, please let us know.

We want to supply each of you with the necessary tools to de-escalate any behavior and regain Control of any situation. You all are doing a fantastic job caring for our chil...

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What Foster Parents Should Know About Emotional Investment

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Foster Parent Support 
What Foster Parents Should Know About Emotional Investment
By Jamie Nestrick  

As foster parents, we have to walk a fine line between being 100% emotionally invested in the kids in our care, but not at all attached to any particular outcome.

When I started writing this article, it was titled, “The Dangers of Optimism in Foster Parenting.” As I began to write, though, I realized the problem isn’t optimism—which is a good thing, because I am impractically optimistic and I’ve been failing...

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Georgia Hope Inc.'s Chicken Nuggets: Wisdom for Happy Families

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
Welcome to our July's Newsletter's Chicken Nuggets! Here are a few words of wisdom to help you through the trying times. Yes, we all have them!

Sleepless children-Allow children to run free outside or in a safe area, tire them out, feed them, bathe them. Spray lavender in the air, play soft music and allow them to drift away to sleepy land. Nighty-night!

Cursing kids-Choose a funny word. Tell the child instead of using the bad word choose the funny word. You use it too and watch those bad words...

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Georgia Hope Inc.'s Quarterly Newsletter - July

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
It’s A great day at Georgia Hope:
Summer has come upon us, please remember to keep your children safe, busy and well hydrated. Georgia’s summers can be hot and humid. Remember to wear sun screen while in the sun, at the beach, in the park or just out walking. Be sure your child is involved in some summer activity throughout the summer whether camp, volunteering and/or vacation bible school. Also, remember to keep their minds flowing with education. Go to the library so your toddlers, child...

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Georgia Hope Inc.'s Annual Picnic and Foster Care Backpack Drive

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, In : Events 


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Georgia Hope Inc. Is Officially Recognized as a Non-profit on Facebook

Posted by Janine Porter on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Fundraiser 

It’s official. Georgia Hope has been officially recognized as a non-profit on Facebook.  We understand that not everyone is willing to open their homes to a foster child but want to do their part to help children have happier lives.   That is why we are very happy to be able to accept donations via Facebook and our new, updated website.

Better yet, you can also host your own fundraiser on your Facebook page. Here’s how:

To create a fundraiser:

  • Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News ...


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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by Janine Porter on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Child Abuse Prevention 

It is a sad fact that child abuse exists.  We know more than anyone of its grim reality and that is why your team at Georgia Hope, Inc. has at its mission to help these children to get out of their current situation and to find homes that help to make this reality a distant memory. 

Our Facebook page will share facts, tips and of our course inspirational stories of foster kids who have beat the odds but we wanted to share a few facts with you about child abuse in Georgia.  Our goal is simpl...


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Headliner Barbershops Donates Toys for Georgia Hope Teens

Posted by Janine Porter on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, In : Fundraiser 

Headliners Barbershop Partners with Georgia Hope, Inc. with a Community Gift Drive

All Gifts Go to Children In Foster Care and Waiting for Adoption


Headliners Barbershop, a newly opened barbershop in Snellville, GA  is partnering with Georgia Hope, Inc. a  Foster Care and Adoption Agency to provide Christmas gifts for boys and girls in foster care between the ages of 8 -12.

Georgia Hope, Inc. is a not-for-profit foster care and adoption agency specializing in teen moms, medically fragile childr...


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