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Not All Foster Families Look the Same

Remaining connected to your culture is key to a sense of identity. Children in foster care usually come from a very unstable situation, and your home is a refuge from instability. By respecting and including their culture throughout their time with you, you are helping them to feel secure in both who they are and where they are currently. [...]

2023-03-11T14:49:02-05:00March 10th, 2023|

How Do I Know If Fostering a Child is Right for Me?

Are you thinking about fostering a child? Do you think your home or your family would be a good fit for a foster child? KidLink Community Services is here to help. But how do you know if fostering is right for you? Ask yourself these questions to find out: Can I provide a foster child with love? The most [...]

2022-08-05T15:01:06-04:00August 5th, 2022|

Myth Busters: Foster Parent Edition

Foster parenting can be a daunting task, especially if you believe many of the stereotypes, myths and negative messages that you are exposed to regarding foster care and children in foster care. There are few things in life more rewarding or noble than opening your arms and home to a child in foster care, so let’s break down some [...]

2022-05-11T12:07:46-04:00May 10th, 2022|

Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care – What Are the Differences Between the Three?

One of the most rewarding experiences in life is raising a child, and providing the love, stability and environment needed for them to learn and grow. However, becoming a foster parent is not the only type of legal guardianship that you can do! Foster care can seem similar to adoption and kinship care. The difference between the three can [...]

2022-05-11T12:08:25-04:00May 10th, 2022|

How do I decide if fostering is right for me?

Becoming a foster parent is a challenging but rewarding experience for parents and the child in foster care. By welcoming a child in foster care into your home, you are tasked with raising a child as well as providing a nurturing environment for them to grow in. So, how do you know if becoming a foster parent is right [...]

2022-05-11T12:09:01-04:00March 4th, 2022|

Understanding Trauma in Foster Care

Children placed in foster care experience trauma at a much higher rate than the general population, so it may be likely that a child in your foster care or a child you may be considering fostering could have experienced a traumatic event. You already need to provide a loving, nurturing home for a child in your foster care, but [...]

2022-05-11T12:09:38-04:00March 4th, 2022|
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