Month: April 2021

So, some of you may still be reeling at the thought of giving the biological family your contact information once the child has been reunified. And if that’s you, you may want to sit down for this post. For part two of my blog about exceeding expectations with reunification, I mostly want to address the…

Last time we talked about possessions/gifts going with the children when they go home to the biological family or to another foster home. Today I’m going to talk about additional things you might want to consider sending when a child is reunified with their family of origin. Now, we all KNOW that reunification is the…

Some of you may be wondering what happens to all the things the child you are fostering accumulates? Now, some of this might be obvious. But, just in case there’s any doubt. I’d like to briefly touch on it. As I mentioned previously, when a child enters the foster care system in Indiana a $200…

As you probably know by now, most children (there’s always an exception of course) in care have visits with biological family. But one thing that is often not discussed is the reentry into the foster home after a child has a visitation. Now…you won’t know (often until the child gets back to your home) what…

I want to talk to you this week about self-care. And no eye-rolling because I’m certain many of you think you don’t need it. But trust me: you do (or you will)…I know about that of which I speak. Self-care was not something I ever really held in high regard or thought was important for…