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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! 

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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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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 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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