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18 common myths about foster care

The stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health services manifests itself in many ways.  In the case of the foster care system, one effect is the acceptance of “myths” about the…
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January 12, 2021
Working Foster ParentNews

The Working Foster Parent

The Working Foster Parent When I talk to other families about becoming foster parents the number one thing they say to me is “I could never do that.  I work…
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February 22, 2019
Foster Family Stories | Monica's StoryNews

Monica’s Story

There are many people that have helped me in the sport of horseback riding. My trainers and my family members are all supportive, but my “unsung hero” is my adoptive…
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January 30, 2019
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Introducing Daysha

On our podcast, we invite you to meet an Indiana foster teen and hear her insights about how she grew from a troubled child into a college student and scholarship…
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October 12, 2018
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Meet Daysha

Daysha Copeland is an 18-year-old girl who has been in and out of foster care since 2006. Since coming to KidsPeace in 2014 she has been in three different foster…
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August 27, 2018
6 Back-to-School Tips for ParentsNews

Back To School Tips

It’s that time of year again – families are starting to get ready for summer to end and school to begin. On the latest episode of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast,…
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August 15, 2018
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The Warren Warriors

Here’s to “The Warren Warriors!” By Bobbi Gagnon, Family Resource Specialist, KidsPeace Maine Opening one’s home to foster care is a very challenging, yet rewarding undertaking… but adopting children who…
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June 13, 2018
Fostering Opioid Impacted InfantsNews

Fostering Opioid Impacted Infants

One of the heart-breaking aspects of America’s opioid epidemic is its impact on foster care – especially when it comes to babies whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy. In one…
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May 14, 2018
What’s next for foster care and the kids who need it?News

Foster Care What’s Next?

Significant changes are rocking the foster care system in America. What’s next for foster care and the kids who need it?  In this episode of the podcast series “Conversations with…
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April 23, 2018
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Love, Forever & Always

What is it that makes someone a great foster parent? The staff at KidsPeace New York Foster Care and Community Programs (FCCP) offered insights into that question as they paid…
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October 26, 2017
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Because They Need Us

By Cori Ruszkowski "I'm scared," she says. "Just tell me that I won't get my heart broken." I look at this woman who is in the process of becoming a…
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August 18, 2017
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Lily’s Poem

“From time to time we have the honor and privilege of reading a piece of writing from of a child who has experienced time in foster care that truly articulates…
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March 6, 2017
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Radio show focuses on KidsPeace Foster Care

In late December, WRFY Y-102 Radio (Reading, PA) interviewed Heather Einsig, Family Resource Specialist in the KidsPeace Foster Care office in Berks County. Heather discussed the status of foster care…
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January 26, 2017
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Becoming a Forever Family

Becoming a “Forever Family” By foster parent Lauren Salisbury          Andrew and I decided that we wanted to foster, with hopes of adopting, when we were told the only way…
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October 17, 2016
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Instilling Great Family Values

By Bobbi Gagnon Family Resource Specialist KidsPeace, South Portland, Maine By the time Lorrie and Rob Rowan met and got married, they already had raised a combined total of six…
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September 20, 2016
Never Be Alone AgainNews

Never Be Alone Again

Nick and Kelly Kohler are business owners, operating a large day care center, who became foster parents in 2015. Kelly remembers the simple conversation that would forever shape their lives……
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July 14, 2016
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Orioles Birdland Community Hero

15 years ago, Herc Johnson and his wife Evelyn responded to the Governor’s call to action for children.  It was a call to open their home to the foster youth…
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June 21, 2016
A Story of Respite Care and HopeNews

A Story of Respite Care and Hope

By Bobbi Gagnon Adopting an older child who has been in the foster care system for years…sounds like a tall order for most, wouldn’t you think? Our Foster Care team…
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June 21, 2016
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New Website Weekend

UPDATE: Our “Share the New fostercare.com Weekend” effort was a success -- nearly 2,200 visitors to the site in its first weekend, well over our 2,016 goal! Thanks to everybody…
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June 7, 2016
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New Website

Welcome to the blog at the new www.fostercare.com! This blog is one of several improvements on the site designed to improve performance and make it easier to get information on becoming…
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June 2, 2016