Category: Foster Adoption

Adoption from Foster Care | Is It Possible to Adopt from Foster Care?

by Children First FFA

Adoption from Foster Care

Adoption from Foster Care | As you start to consider becoming a resource parent, you may wonder about the possibility of adoption from foster care. Is it possible to adopt a child that you have been fostering, or are there rules in place that prevent that from being an option? Let’s take a look at…

Reasons to Adopt a Child | Common Myths Regarding Adoption from the Foster System

by Children First FFA

Reasons to Adopt a Child

3 Common Myths Debunked About Adopting From Foster Care And Reasons To Adopt A Child The reasons to adopt a child are many, and they are all important. Whatever your own reasons may be, they are meaningful to you and provide all the motivation you need to go through the process. Unfortunately, the option of…

Reasons to Adopt | Have You Considered Foster To Adopt?

by Children First FFA

Reasons To Adopt

3 Reasons To Adopt Reasons to Adopt | At Children First FFA, we focus on reuniting foster children with their birth families, whenever possible. This happens in many cases, but it is simply not possible for all children. When a reunion is not going to be a viable option, adoption becomes the new priority. There…

Foster To Adopt | A Biological Child’s Perspective to Adopting a Child

by Children First FFA

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Foster To Adopt | Adopting a child is a great act that can benefit not only the adopted child but everyone involved as well. With that being said, it is not always an easy transition to make especially for your biological children that are already living in your home. A biological child that now must…

How to Talk to Foster Adopted Children About Their Birth Parents

by Children First FFA

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Children who’ve been adopted through the foster system usually come from troubled situations. Talking about their birth parents may be difficult and sensitive, but it’s still important to find ways to approach the topic. Adopted children have reported being concerned that it would hurt their parents’ feelings if they asked questions about their birth parents.…

Keep Your Cool During the Foster Adoption Process

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Being a parent is stressful, especially when a child in the family is a new member or has underlying behavioral issues. Many mothers find themselves shrieking at their children as they run around trying to please everyone’s needs and desires. Fathers often bark orders at children after a long and stressful work day. Most of…

Help Your New Family Bond with Foster Care Adoption

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In 2008, nearly 136 thousand children were adopted. Of these about 37 percent were foster children adopted by the family of their placement. Children born and raised within their biological family are usually provided the opportunity to feel connected to their parents, siblings and grandparents long before they enter this world. Unfortunately, the same is…

Helping Foster Children Overcome Eating Disorders

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Some foster children have experienced the trauma of not having enough to eat. Others turn to food to feel a sense of control in the middle of out-of-control circumstances or emotions. For these reasons, they may exhibit a variety of unhealthy food obsessions—even at extremely young ages. It’s important that foster and adoptive parents know…

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