As a fairly new foster parent I have found that I need a lot of resources that I had not thought about ahead of time. Here are some things that we think will be useful for you as a foster parent and also as an adoptive parent. We only put things here that we have used. Some are free and so cost a little bit.
Books for You
These are books we recommend for foster and adoptive parents. They have been helpful for us as we learn how to do this thing better!
Books For Children
These are books we have for our kids. Some are here just because we think kids really love them and other because we think they have a great message for foster and adoptive kids.
Training for You
Courses that we have found to be very useful as we try to do foster care better.
Training for Children
These are mostly websites and educational tools that we have found are helpful for kids.
pbskids.org – One of our foster kids absolutely loves this site. It is very entertaining and educational at the same time.
Toys are an important part of foster care. Here are a few places you can go to get toys for your foster children. We sometimes are able to get coupons and discounts so they will also be posted here.
Everyone needs cloths, right! Foster children often show up with only what they have on their backs. Here are some places you can go to find great deals on children’s clothing.
zulily.com is one site that we have used a lot. We have found great deals on all kinds of clothing for our foster kids.
Here are some places where you can find information about foster care and adoption.
Every once in a while we come across stuff that we thing would be useful for foster and adoptive parents. You can find all kinds of things here.
Kidsafe.com is an excellent place to find everything you need to make your home safe for foster kids.
Foster Parent Resources
This is a place for you to ask for help! If you need something or just some help with something let us know. We will do our best to help you find the help you need. We are raising money to help foster parents! If you want to donate please fill out the Donate form. If you need financial help for something please let us know on the Help My Kids! form.
We provide links on this website to resources we think are helpful for foster and adoptive parents. Some of them are affiliate links which means that those sites will give us a small amount of money, at no extra cost to you, if you choose to purchase something from them. We use any money that is raised on this site to support the site as well as helping foster parents financially. We want to provide value to you and it takes a lot of time and resources to do so. We appreciate any financial help we can get and feel like it is reasonable to accept money for products that are helpful. We provide as much information as we can for free on this site and raising money is not our primary goal. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.