Family Care For Children & Youth

toddlerplayinginbedWhen you choose to become a foster parent through Family Care For Children & Youth, your case manager will provide the support and training you need. Our goal is to teach our foster families our proven techniques, responses, and theories in order to ensure the development of strong, productive relationships. While we take care of getting you ready for your first placement, you’ll need to make sure your home is prepared as well. Follow these tips when setting up the child’s bedroom.

When Preparing a Foster Child’s Bedroom

Choose Neutral Colors

If you’re painting the walls, avoid gender-specific colors such as blue and pink. Consider grays, creams, and whites in order to stay gender neutral, and you can start including color, patterns, and themes once you know your foster child’s age, gender, and preferences. Put a plain, neutral blanket on each bed in the bedrooms. You can let the child pick out his or her own comforter later.  

Set Out the Child’s Items

When your foster child arrives, let there already be certain things in the bedroom that are his or hers. Some of the children who come into your care will arrive with next to nothing, so prepare a collection of toiletries and hygiene products, an extra throw blanket, and whatever else you want to include so your foster child can have something that belongs to him or her immediately.

Prepare Comfy Clothes

You’ll do the bulk of your clothes shopping after the child arrives for the sake of getting the correct sizes and allowing the child to pick out his or her own items, but that doesn’t mean you should have nothing for the child to change into. Keep a collection of comfy clothes, including sweatshirts, sweatpants, and pajamas that your foster child can wear around the house in the meantime.

To learn more about foster parenting, browse our website, or contact us online.

At Family Care for Children & Youth, all case managers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have received training in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Case managers also complete a number of additional training programs throughout the course of each year.

The mission of Family Care for Children & Youth, Inc. is to be the best social service agency committed to providing an excellent standard of care and culturally competent services while communicating compassion, empathy, and hope for the future.

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Testimonials

They care about the children and are very thorough

My husband and I always tell people that talk to us about wanting to foster or adopt about our agency.  We enjoy working with this agency because the staff not only care about the careful p…Read More

Alice Cedrone

We enjoy giving back

Fostering is very positive experience not only for ourselves but also for the child’s well-being.  We enjoy giving back. Providing a loving, nurturing home to a child gives the child an o…Read More

Millie Flores

We would recommend FCCY

Picking FCCY to work with has been the best thing my husband and I could have done. We have had only positive experiences with this agency. The case managers are so good and give you total s…Read More

P. Kyler

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