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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 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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