When your family welcomes a new foster child or a relative child for kinship care, it’s critical to recognize that this child is experiencing grief and loss. Regardless of how
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the important role that foster families play in the lives of children and youth in the United States.
It goes by many different names: co-parenting, shared parenting, partnership parenting. Whatever it’s called where you are fostering, one of your tasks is to figure out how to co-parent with
Are you an adult living in Minnesota with a desire to support children and families in your community? Becoming a Foster Parent might be the perfect fit for you. Great
In the adoptive, foster, and kinship community, there’s often a wide range of what parents know about the child’s birth parents. Frequently, information about the birth mother’s prenatal care can
Children in foster care need a warm safe place to land, no matter the time of year they come into care, but the holidays can be especially painful and lonely
Adopted, foster and kinship kids often struggle with new experiences and relationships. Truthfully, transitions and change are scary to most folks, but our kids who have been exposed to trauma,
When children age out of foster care, they face immense obstacles. Nationally, more than 23,000 youth who left foster care last year did so without any permanency. These youth are
As a supervisor in Children’s Home’s foster care and adoption programs, Amy Fogel specializes in the work of child specific recruitment (CSR) which means advocating for youth who are facing
As National Foster Care Month comes to a close, we wanted to share the latest statistics from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN DHS) about youth in foster care.