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Why Is Self-Care Especially Important For Foster Parents?

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Foster parenting is as hard as it is rewarding. While you’re caring for the kids in your home, it’s important to take care of yourself too. Read this blog to learn more about self-care!

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

day in the life of a social worker

Have you wondered what it’s really like to be a social worker? Get a behind-the-scenes look at day in the life of a social worker here!

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7 Ways You Can Help a Child in Foster Care (Without Being a Foster Parent)

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Learn seven different things you can do (besides becoming a foster parent) to help a child in foster care!

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Why Youth in Foster Care Are Vulnerable to Human Trafficking and How Caregivers Can Protect Them

foster care and human trafficking connection

The sad reality is that there is a link between the foster care system and human trafficking. Any advocate of children, especially foster parents, need to be aware of the ways children in foster care are more susceptible to being trafficked.

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Foster Parent Training Resources that Help Families Flourish

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KVC provides foster parent training, resources and ongoing support to ensure success for foster parents and the children in their care.

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New KVC Thriving Magazine: Special 50th Anniversary Issue Celebrates Helping Over 300,000 People

KVC Health Systems Thriving Magazine 50th Anniversary Issue

In this 50th Anniversary issue of Thriving, KVC Health Systems commemorates 50 years of heart-centered service to children and families.

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Foster Parent?

How long does it take to become a foster parent

Interested in fostering children? Learn how long it typically takes to become a foster parent and what you can do to speed up the process.

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During National Adoption Month, KVC Health Systems Highlights the 122,000 Children and Teens In Need of Families

KVC Health Systems’ local teams have facilitated 5,539 children’s adoptions. Yet over 122,000 children nationally are still waiting for adoptive families.

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Can I Be a Single Foster Parent?

Can I foster as a single parent

Unmarried adults can become foster parents! Read firsthand accounts from single foster parents and learn if this choice is right for you.

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What No One Told Me About Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster Parents with kids - Becoming a Foster Parent

If you’re curious what becoming a foster parent really means — behind-the-scenes stories you may not have heard — read on to learn from these families.

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