Archive for May 2014

From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family

From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family Family is important. Keeping your family together, vital. At least that how Jose and Gloria Cabrera of Newport News feel. High school sweethearts in their 35th year of marriage, throughout their journey together they have opened their hearts and their […]

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5 Things Foster Care Has Taught Me

5 Things Foster Care Has Taught Me (re-posted from original post on KidHero earlier this month) by Jill Ng Foster care is hard. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, it is important that you understand it will not be a simple journey. But my […]

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Trauma Informed Care: What Every Child Welfare Professional Needs to Know

The Up Center: Helping to Protect Virginia’s Children On May 14, 2014, The Up Center’s Kellie Evans, LCSW, CSOTP, provided Virginia child welfare professionals in-depth information on trauma-informed practices and care. Understanding the impacts of trauma will help them provide the critical support foster children and families […]

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I Could Never Do That

I Could Never Do That (Saying Goodbye to a Foster Child) (re-posted from original post in Tidewater Parent, April, 2014) By Autumn Schacht I was speaking to a fellow foster mom recently who was in the process of having one of her little ones return home to […]

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Fostering Love

More than 1,000 children in Hampton Roads are in the foster care system. They are in need of a safe, loving home just like yours, and the benefits of fostering can lead to a lifetime of happiness for you and the child. Many people who want to […]

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President Obama Proclaims May National Foster Care Month

Presidential Proclamation – National Foster Care Month 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Every child deserves to grow, learn, and dream in a supportive and loving environment. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the almost 400,000 young people in foster […]

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