Tag: resource home

“What Ifs” into Action

Becoming a Foster Parent
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Bekah Alexander, FCNI Staff
May, 15, 2018 -

Have you ever found yourself with “what if”?  We often use the saying “It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack” when searching for Resource Parents (formerly called Foster Parents), and there is good reason for that.  Many of you may think we’re on the hunt for loving, kind people who have a hefty dose of patience when we’re recruiting for Resource Parents. Great Resource Parents have virtues in spades, so please don’t get me wrong when I say this, BUT what foster youth really need are adults who can take ACTION.  

Thank You, Foster Parents!

Words of Gratitude from Jim Roberts, our CEO
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Jim Roberts, CEO
May, 4, 2016 -

For the better part of five decades, I have worked with Foster Parents (now re-branded as Resource Parents). This group of extraordinary, unique individuals have certainly left an indelible, positive imprint on my life. I am not sure I have the skills to craft an appropriate expression of gratitude I have for those who have turned their homes and lives into sanctuaries, hospitals, safe havens, classrooms and sometimes even battlefields for our children and youth (and not without costs)... but here I go.

Foster Parenting Teens

Building up Tomorrow’s Adults
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By Susan Jones, long time foster mom and life skills supporter
June, 30, 2015 -

For the past 25 years, I have been a Resource Parent to over 100 youth ages 12 through 18 and yes, that has been my choice! Most people who hear these numbers cringe and exclaim that they can’t understand why anyone would choose to surround themselves with teenagers. For me, it has been an incredible opportunity to help kids prepare for the transition to adulthood. When I started fostering, there were no Transitional Housing support programs for youth who were aging out of the foster care system.

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