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Spring Cleaning with Foster Kids Could Mean Wake Up Calls

By John and DianeApril 9 2016Spring Cleaning is something the whole family can contribute too. Remember - if a child can operate a cell phone or gaming device, they can operate a broom!When you have foster children in the house, or kids who have suff...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 9, 2016

Foster Care Grants for Homes

Getting foster care grants for homes in the United States is possible! As you may have expected, money is a big part of creating a group home for these foster children. That is why we are writing this post to help any organization or community out th...
by Start Grants on Jul 25, 2015

Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner:

Welcome to Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner, otherwise known as: "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent RescueBy John and Diane(First appeared on our blog 5/8/12) We are only a few short weeks aw...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 22, 2015

Being Good Through Competition: Pigs Trough Syndrome

by John and Diane. I have this theory I refer to as the Pigs Trough Syndrome (no offense to pigs or kids out there.) The theory is based on this: A farmer can’t raise just one pig, because it would starve to death. One pig will not eat; it needs...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 6, 2014

Importance of House Rules/Chore Lists for kids with Trust Disorders and RAD

by John and Diane --> Having and posting house rules in any home with children is useful, but in a foster home or in a home with RAD kids or children with Trust Disorders it is especially important.House rules and written chore lists provid...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Sep 17, 2014

Lily with Doberman Rescue Alliance Wisconsin needs sponsors!

Lily is a cropped and docked, black and rust Doberman with Doberman Rescue Alliance Wisconsin, inc. She was super skinny and in poor health when they took her in, but even now that she's safe and sound in a foster home, she can't walk! She c...
by The Elka Almanac on Jul 21, 2014

{Wordless Wednesday}: Dino Marino!

I fostered this beautiful boy named Dino for 6 months in 2012. I fell hard for him and would have kept him had he not picked battles with my baby girl, Frenchy. I knew deep down inside that Dino needed a backyard so he could run around and chase bird...
by Furry Wiggle Butts on May 21, 2014

Red Bliss, with Hand Me Down Dobes, inc.

Red Bliss is a seven year old cropped and docked girl.(picture from Hand me Down Dobermans)She's got good household manners, good leash manners, and loves cuddling (I'm sure some Dobermans don't like cuddling, but they seem to be the exception, not t...
by The Elka Almanac on Apr 25, 2014

Ruthie, with Special Needs Dobermans

Ruthie is one of Special Needs Dobermans' newest general funds cases. She was found in Ohio, dumped at the intersection of two county roads (yes, in THIS weather, which I'm sure is similarly frigid throughout the country) [hush, Florida]. She...
by The Elka Almanac on Mar 17, 2014

Sweetheart update

Good news! (and isn't it nice to hear that?) Sweetheart is no longer hospitalized, and is safe in foster care. She's up to 36 pounds and had a solid poop! (only parents and dog people obsess so much over poop, I swear). (photo from the Doberman...
by The Elka Almanac on Oct 18, 2013

Walking the Thin Line: How to Transition a Suicidal Foster Child into Your Home

by John and Diane I recently posted a blog with some information on working with foster kids who threaten to hurt themselves or are suicidal.  I have been working with a child like this and it has been a delicate balance that I have been strug...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 19, 2013

How Do I Deal With: Kids Who Cut Themselves

by Diane and John Cutting behavior is not uncommon among teens and pre-teens in general populations and among foster kids, who have suffered trauma of some kind, it may be even more prevalent. Cutting behavior refers to the act of cutting into the...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 22, 2013

Getting Rich On Foster Care: The Great Myth

by John  I got a message the other day from a fellow foster parent. She just needed to vent as she had just had a disturbing conversation with a good friend of hers.  “Sarah” (not her real name) has adopted 3 children out of the fos...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 5, 2013

Remmy, looking for love in Bangor Pennsylvania

Meet Remmy! He was picked up as a stray on city streets; Dreaming of Better Endings Rescue (DOBER, inc) thinks that he's about 3. He may or may not be a Rottweiler mix, or just a "big solid" Euro Doberman. He has a weakness for soc...
by The Elka Almanac on Jun 11, 2013

Respite Care for Foster Kids: Preparing to Do It or Receive It (Yes, Even for RAD kids!)

by John Recently we got heard from a friend of ours who was going to be doing some respite care for a foster child who had a RAD diagnosis.  This was the first time she and her husband were going to be doing respite, and she had some questions...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 3, 2013

Helpful Tips for Parents in New Book : ADHD, Anxiety Issues

Hi Friends, We here at Foster Parent Rescue are all about Practical Advice that works for everyday parents to help deal with the daily chaos of dealing with kids with behavioral problems.  We came across this book review that sounds like it ma...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 18, 2013

Advocating for Your Kids: Part 2: At School

by John.   We all have been there. You are trying to get the right kind of help for your child in his or her school so your child will be successful.   Getting help for your kids could be anything from just asking to have them moved...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 11, 2013

The KIND of Praise you Give Out Makes A Difference

According to a recent article in Science News, the type of praise you give your child makes a big difference in how they face challenges later in life. We all know that praising our kids is important, but the words you use when praising a child's wo...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 18, 2013

Dealing with Sexualized Behavior in Foster Kids Part 1.

by John and Diane.  As a foster dad, I have dealt with a lot of sexual behaviors with children.  It is a confusing and frightening development for some foster families…one they are often not totally prepared to deal with, so I often...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 14, 2013

Rules and Habits to Guide Foster Care Parents and Care Centers (Guest Post)

Hi Friends, We received this request to guest post from Capstone Foster Care Agency in the UK and are happy to share their Rules and Habits to Guide Foster Care Parents and Care Centers.  Enjoy. (Guest Post by Capstone Foster Carers- UK)...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 11, 2013


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