This new book by former foster youth Antonio D. Grate offers advice to foster and kinship caregivers about transitioning a youth to their family and home. Grate is also a motivational speaker and shares more about his story at www.antoniograte.com.
When Family Steps Up
A look at how some kinship families are faring as National Kinship Awareness Month gets underway. by Valarie Edwards Twelve years ago, life changed for 68-year-old Danny Baker, and his 67-year-old wife Angie, when their […]
Top 10 Tips for New Foster Families
by Dionne Joseph The word “foster” has Germanic and Old English origins. It simply means to nourish. As a foster parent for more than six years, I believe foster parenting is about nourishing children and […]
The Reality of Reunification
by Sweetiele Moon Annual data from the federal government reveals only 49% of foster children are reunited with their families. As a former foster youth my family has experienced many difficulties post-reunification. Unfortunately, stories like […]