Mental Health Treatment for Foster Children

  Adopting or fostering a child from foster care can be a profoundly rewarding experience, offering a stable, loving home to a needy child. However, it's essential to acknowledge the unique challenges that adopted children from foster care might face, particularly concerning their mental health. Understanding the diagnosis, treatment, and medication strategies for these children […]

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Sound of Hope: A Call to Action

  It is not often you leave a movie theater and take the movie with you, but after watching Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, the expectation is that you do not leave the movie at the theater. The hope is that you take the movie with you in your heart to change […]

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Requirements and Qualifications to Become a Foster Parent

  Did you know? There are over 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States.  There are fewer than 200,000 foster homes in America.  The need for foster parents is real.  Being a foster parent is so rewarding and is a wonderful opportunity to love like Jesus.  Healing Homes is committed to […]

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7 Myths About Foster Care: Dispelling Misconceptions

  Foster care often carries a shroud of misconceptions that can deter families from considering it. Let's explore some of the most common myths about foster care and shed light on the realities.  Myth 1: Foster Care is Only for Young Children  Reality: Foster care is not limited to young children; it encompasses children and […]

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Push for Permanency in Foster Care

  If you have been around foster care for a while you might have noticed a recent push and focus in the foster care system for child permanency. Recent studies have shown the emotional, social and psychological impacts that permanency has on a child in foster care. Permanency relates to the child’s final destination on […]

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Building Respect for Biological Parents in Foster Care

  It does not take long for new foster parents to learn that there are many complicated challenges to face when fostering. Along with the second-hand trauma and behavioral challenges, shared parenting is on the top of the list. How can you show respect and compassion for a parent when their actions are the reason […]

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Celebration and Grief in Foster Care on Mother's Day

  It is National Foster Care Month! All month long our blog posts will be focused on foster care. Whether this is your first Mother’s Day or not, Mother’s Day as a foster parent can look and feel a little bit different. Different in that you are celebrating the ability to mother a child but […]

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Navigating Foster Care like a Pro

  As a prospective foster parent in the United States, understanding the foster care system is critical. The following is a brief overview of foster care and statistics within the United States.  As of 2023, there were approximately 400,000 children in foster care across the country.   Every 2 minutes another child enters foster care.  The […]

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How to Foster Parent Like a Pro: 10 Steps for Foster Care Success

  Being a foster parent is often described as both a rewarding and life-changing experience.  However, it's just as important to be well-prepared for welcoming foster care kids into your home.   Research and Education Before diving into foster parenting, it’s important to take the time to research and understand the foster care system. While there […]

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Navigating Foster Care

A Must-Read for Prospective Foster Parents As a prospective foster parent in the United States, understanding the foster care system is crucial. This overview provides essential statistics and facts for you to learn more about this system designed to help you help children in need of love and stability. As of 2023, there are approximately […]

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