As a survivor of child abuse, Rob Scheer is in the unique position of understanding the trauma his children experienced.
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I have had up to 11 children in my home, at the same time. I have had as many as 7 in diapers in my home. Both my wife and
I needed this time alone, and I could tell right away that I would be better for it, and my family would benefit from it, as well.
For many youth who suffer from abuse, neglect, and depression, they often feel that they have no control of their lives. Indeed, the only place these children often can gain some sort of control is online, usually through the means of social networking.
When you decide to become a foster family, you not only need to prepare yourself, but prepare your children, as well. After
To my fellow foster parents, thank you for what you do. Thank you for making sacrifices in your own life to care for those in need. Thank you for loving children without abandon, and as family. Thank you for changing the lives of those in need. May your own lives be changed, as well.
With more children in foster care now than in years past, the foster care system in the United States is in need of attention
So many dates on the calendar, so many reasons to celebrate, so many different ways. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Kwanzaa; these are times that can be extremely difficult for many foster children.
The news isn't always good about foster parents like me.
I know that this is not ideal. I know that in a perfect world all parents would be able to care for their children. That
I am often asked what I would like to see happen differently in the foster care system. With that in mind, I thought I might share my top 10 changes I would like to see happen in the foster care world.
School. For so many children, it is a place of learning, of laughter, and a place to make friends and form relationships. Not so for children in foster care. It is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm.
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As I opened the door to meet the newest members of my family, my heart immediately left me. You can begin by donating and
Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.
The four-year-old boy, suffering from so much pain in his life, smiled at me as I took his hand in mine. When I looked into my son from foster care's bright eyes, my own eyes began to fill with tears, and I was quickly reminded of the Bible verse, Matthew 25:35-36.
Dr. John DeGarmo has been a foster parent for 13 years, now, and he and his wife have had over 50 children come through their
Statistically, I am supposed to be dead, in jail, or homeless. At 14, I'd been kicked out of so many foster homes that it became a game to me. I acted out because I didn't trust anyone, and I didn't expect that to change any time soon. So, how come I didn't end up as yet another statistic? ONE. CARING. ADULT.
Many psychologists state that it is necessary for young children to form a relationship with at least one main parental figure