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The 5 things I wish I could have told my foster parents when I was a kid

Erica Jean Keating

Young, Single, And Adopting: What to do the FIRST night! - hate the idea of checking for bugs/lice but it's a good idea and there are good & tactful ways to do this step discussed in the article. Make sure kids know they're safe. Show them you locking doors/windows etc. Ask about a light at night. I like to call them "mini lamps". Makes kids feel less childish and self conscious about using them.

Dr. Karyn Purvis shares practical advice what to do within the first 30 minutes of meeting your adopted of foster child. 7 crucial things you must do.

Creating a "Welcome to Our Home" book for new foster placements, and other ways to help a new child feel welcome. From http://www.FosterCareQandA.com

An Open Letter to Friends & Family (I especially like the article they link to in their letter. For some reason, that site doesn't allow pinning.)

story for children in foster care - We got this book when we first got our daughter who was in foster care.....she still loves this book 3 years later!