Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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How the Foster Care System Helps Children

Children may be taken into protective custody by the state for various reasons. Frequently it is due to forms of abuse and neglect. Because of this, they may suffer from problems such as childhood trauma and chronic medical problems before they...

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Things to Consider Before Becoming a Foster Parent

Are you considering caring for a foster child soon? While it may be a challenging role to take up, it sure comes with its joys. Make sure you are ready to make this big decision. As a provider of foster care in Crown Point, Indiana we provide...

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Parenting Foster Kids with Learning Disabilities

Can you foster a child with disabilities? The answer is, yes, you can. However, it will be worlds different from caring for a foster child without disabilities. Foster parents don’t have the same legal rights as biological or adoptive parents...

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Help, My Little Cutie Hates Bath Time

The hygiene issues of your foster child won’t be easy to deal with. We understand that you’re at your wit’s end, but it’s important to remember that the hygiene issues your foster kid has are most likely brought by neglect and abuse from...

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Getting Your Foster Teen to Open Up

We are all aware of how closed-off children can be at times, especially adolescents, and you better bet that this behavior will be magnified tenfold with a foster child. Your child will likely have issues trusting people, especially adults. Even...

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Understanding Difficult Behavior In Foster Kids

It is common for children and adolescents under foster care in Crown Point, Indiana to exhibit some challenging behaviors. These could be withdrawing from their foster siblings and foster parents, or lashing out. We understand how frustrating...

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Joyful single parent sitting in between adopted child and son at table in park