1. Why 2021 Is the Perfect Time to Become a Foster Parent

    It’s an understatement to say that 2020 was a difficult year for everyone. Here at Family Care for Children & Youth, we sincerely appreciate your ongoing support and would like to take this opportunity in our first post of the year to say thank you. We would also like to take this opportunity to tell you why 2021 — in addition to being a year filled with hope and optimism — is also a gre…Read More

  2. How to Help Children Stay Engaged While Learning Remotely

    The first day of school is just around the corner. While many schools are attempting to reopen with stringent safety precautions, many have opted to stay online for part, or all, of the fall semester. Whether you have foster children in your care or you plan to foster at some point in the coming months, you will likely find yourself learning how to help your child learn remotely at some point in t…Read More

  3. Helping Children Cope With COVID-19 — Part II

    How is your family coping with COVID-19? If you’re like many parents in Pennsylvania and across the United States, you might not be sure about how to answer the question. These are uncharted territories for all of us, and you might be wondering how you can better support yourself and everyone else in your household. In a previous post, we discussed a few ways in which most children’s lives hav…Read More

  4. Helping Children Cope With COVID-19 — Part I

    All of us have been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. Maybe your company has gone remote and you’ve had to adjust your schedule now that you’re working from home, or perhaps you’re one of the millions of people whose financial stability has been severely affected by pay cuts, furloughs, or layoffs. No matter what your situation is, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone —…Read More

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    What to Expect as a First-Time Foster Parent

    Anytime you engage in a new adventure, whether that's traveling to a new country or starting a new job, you can be nervous because you don't know what to expect. It's only after you've been in a destination for a while, or you've been in your new job for a few weeks that you begin to feel more comfortable and confident. Many people hesitate to become foster parents because they don't know what to …Read More

  6. 5 Reasons to Become a Foster Parent

    Maybe you or someone you know have been considering becoming a foster parent, but just haven’t taken the steps to do so. When we meet with potential foster parents at Family Care for Children and Youth, we provide them with ample information about what foster care is, who the children are, what the requirements are for foster care, and how to initiate the process. But it is also extremely import…Read More

  7. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Foster Parent

    The decision to become a foster parent is a difficult one. You will be taking a child into your care who is going through a very difficult time in their life, you will need to prepare your home, mentally prepare your family and your own biological children, you’ll need to rearrange your schedule when necessary, and more. But on the other hand, you will also be providing a child in need with a st…Read More

  8. Top Myths Surrounding Foster Care

    Oftentimes what people know, or think they know, about the foster care system is what has been represented through movies or TV. But in reality, the foster care system is full of dedicated and passionate social workers, parents, judges, families in need of help, and children who are often caught in the middle. Foster parents are typically represented by a couple, a stay-at-home mom, a large house,…Read More

  9. What You’ll Learn Outside of Pre-Service Training

    On the surface, being a foster parent may not sound all that difficult — a child is brought into your home for a short period of time while you care for them and provide them with a safe home. But foster care is much more than simply giving a child a place to live and food to eat. It’s providing them with a nurturing home, a loving environment, and a space where they can truly feel loved and c…Read More

  10. Transitioning From a Foster Home to an Adoptive Home

    If you’re seriously considering adopting a child using Pennsylvania adoption services, then you need to start preparing for the transition as soon as possible. In today’s post, we’re going to cover a few tips you can use to help the newest member of your home feel safe and supported. Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach that can be applied to each and every child. If you wou…Read More