Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

Here are our top six clothing tips for new resource parents (aka foster parents). Whether you’re accepting a foster youth into your home for the first time or you’ve spent a lot of time interacting with and helping foster children, this clothing tips guide is for you. 1) The Foster Child May Not Have Enough…

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What is a Resource Parent

Have you seen the term “resource parent” or “resource family” used on our site and wondered, what is a Resource Parent? Why do we and others in the child welfare space use this term? Let’s explain.  Resource Parents vs. Foster Parents vs. Adoptive Parents  In short, a Resource Parent is someone who is trained and certified to be both a…

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What Can Be Done to Help Children in Foster Care?

Close to 56,000 children are in the foster care system in California, a number that has unfortunately remained relatively steady since 2011. In the greater Bay Area, between two and seven of every 1,000 children are in foster care.    The fate of these children affects us all. Compared to their peers, foster youth are more likely to be incarcerated, homeless and…

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29 Surprising Foster Care Facts

When it comes to the foster care system, a lot of myths and falsehoods prevail. In particular, we’ve found that many people still think that Resource Parents (aka foster parents) only do it for the money and that foster youth are irrevocably damaged. In our experience, nothing could be further from the truth! The Resource…

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