Idaho Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

Idaho Foster & Adoptive Parent Association We are dedicated to supporting & easing the financial and emotional burdens & responsibilities of children and families in foster care & adoption.

07/04/2019
Teen, 17, pleads for a family to adopt him before time runs out

Teen, 17, pleads for a family to adopt him before time runs out

Haven, 17, from Oklahoma, is desperate to find a family to call his own before he turns 18. He's been in foster care for 5 years. He's losing hope that he'll find adoptive parents before October.

Empowered to Connect
07/01/2019

Empowered to Connect

FosteringIdaho
06/28/2019

FosteringIdaho

If you're in the Nampa area, here are fun, FREE, family movie nights you can attend throughout summer! #fostercare #nampamovienights

FosteringIdaho
06/28/2019

FosteringIdaho

Interested in becoming a foster parent? Come to one of our Information Meetings to learn more about the process - we just added July meetings throughout Idaho! Go to our events section to find one near you! #idahofostercare

America's Kids Belong
06/27/2019

America's Kids Belong

Thank you @brittaneykate for letting us share your story.
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I’ll become a foster parent once my kids are older. I’ll become a foster parent once I get married. I’ll become a foster parent once we get out of this rental. I’ll become a foster parent when...
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If there’s one thing I want you to learn from me it’s this. You don’t have to be ready to be a foster parent. In fact, please don’t wait until you’re ready.
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I wasn’t ready to be removed out of my biological parent’s home. I wasn’t ready to be touched by four different men. I wasn’t ready to be told I couldn’t eat dinner until the rest of the family had finished. I wasn’t ready to be fed the leftovers from the table like a stray puppy. I wasn’t ready to wait in visitation rooms day after day for parents who never came back. I wasn’t ready.
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By the time I made it to my last foster home I was convinced that nobody could love me. I was too ugly. Too broken. Too used up. My last set of foster parents weren’t ready to take a sibling set of three.
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But they were willing.
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My social worker dropped my brothers and me off, the perfect package deal (that’s what my mom always called us) and a funny thing happened.
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I was never hungry again.
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I was never touched in an inappropriate way again.
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I was never used or abused or neglected again.
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I was loved. I was cherished. I was wanted.
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Today I am an adored wife, a proud mama, a forever daughter. I run an interior design business and I write about foster care on the internet. I have danced with my husband under the Eiffel Tower. I have squeezed a brave birth mama’s hand in the delivery room while she gave birth to my foster daughter’s sister. I have a life more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. It’s full of so much light. So much hope. So much joy.
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All because two people said yes.
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You don’t have to be ready. You just have to be willing. Your son is dying to meet you. Your daughter is dreaming of you. They need you and you need them. What are you waiting for? ❤️

Three young siblings look for forever family
06/26/2019
Three young siblings look for forever family

Three young siblings look for forever family

The Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program is an adoption program for special needs children. Many of these children are from environments marked by abuse, neglect, abandonment or substance abuse and are

06/24/2019
CASA 7 of Idaho

CASA 7 of Idaho

CASA is a court appointed special advocate for children who have been abused or neglected in our local foster care system. We are in need of volunteers to become trained advocates for these children. Do you have 7-10 hours a month to dedicate to a child in your community. Contact Tiffany at [email protected] or call 208-523-6525 Please be willing to share with others this video.

Lemon Lime Adventures
06/21/2019

Lemon Lime Adventures

Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing.
Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.

Love this! From Autism Awareness Shop

One Church One Child - East Hub
06/19/2019

One Church One Child - East Hub

Welcome to Wednesday Wishes! We will be posting when we have an immediate need. We appreciate our giving community for caring for our children in care!

One Church One Child - East Hub
06/18/2019

One Church One Child - East Hub

A heartfelt thanks to this amazing young woman! Elizabeth Wada, the 2020 Snake River High School Distinguished Young Woman, just completed a diaper bag drive for kids in care. She delivered over a dozen bags completely packed with formula, bottles, blankets, etc. Her efforts and thoughtfulness are appreciated!

@dywsnakeriver @Elizabethwada #FosteringIdaho

National Foster Parent Association
06/17/2019
National Foster Parent Association

National Foster Parent Association

Thank you for doing what you're doing. You are loving in some of the hardest and deepest and most complicated places. Places most men go to great lengths to avoid. Yet you, with arms open and hearts broken, have courageously stepped towards them for the sake of others. That is so counterintuitive, remarkable and beautiful.

FosteringWA
06/13/2019

FosteringWA

FosteringIdaho
06/10/2019
FosteringIdaho

FosteringIdaho

"They need to know how to find housing, manage their money, and find and maintain employment. They also need to be able to make the right decisions, communicate well with others, and handle peer pressure."
A great article on why kids in care need to be taught life skills to prepare for adult life! #fostercare
http://fosteringperspectives.org/?p=1622

REMINDER! Book fair is this Saturday!  Please share this flier with all your friends and family!  You can purchase in-st...
06/10/2019

REMINDER! Book fair is this Saturday! Please share this flier with all your friends and family! You can purchase in-store or online and the Idaho Foster Adoptive Parent Association will get a percentage of the sale! Just use the code number 12540241.

06/08/2019
Empowered to Connect
06/07/2019

Empowered to Connect

National Foster Parent Association
06/03/2019
National Foster Parent Association

National Foster Parent Association

Confession: I am the mother of a defiant, demanding, strong-willed child! I’m starting to believe “Misbehavior” might be his middle name. 🙂

Idaho Wednesday's Child
06/02/2019

Idaho Wednesday's Child

Meet Camden! This adventurous and outgoing young man is looking for his forever family! Visit idahowednesdayschild.org to read more about him and to inquire today!
#adoption #wednesdayschild #idahofostercare #fostercare

FosteringWA
06/01/2019

FosteringWA

Find Summer Meals in Your Community | USDA-FNS
05/31/2019
Find Summer Meals in Your Community | USDA-FNS

Find Summer Meals in Your Community | USDA-FNS

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National Foster Parent Association
05/31/2019
National Foster Parent Association

National Foster Parent Association

A Pennsylvania couple are now parents to a group of six brothers and sisters who spent 1,640 days in foster care.

On May 23, 2019, Steve Anderson-McLean and Rob Anderson-McLean of Pittsburgh officially adopted Carlos, 14, Guadalupe, 13, Maria, 12, Selena, 10, Nasa, 9, and Max, 7.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend everyone!
05/25/2019

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

FosteringIdaho
05/25/2019

FosteringIdaho

Join us at the Locust Blossom Festival in Kendrick as we kick off Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to CrossPoint Alliance Church for donating the fun new booth decorations. Allegra printing in Moscow did a wonderful job!

05/25/2019
6 On Your Side - Idaho

Thank you Boise Angels!

#FOSTERFAMILIES: You might remember when she won over the hearts of Boise Impact Club members. Now, with Boise Angels' new $21,000 grant, she's expanding her outreach. Our Madeline White reports. https://buff.ly/2EuO6ta

Unbiologically Mine
05/19/2019

Unbiologically Mine

FosteringIdaho
05/16/2019

FosteringIdaho

A free and fun family event if you're in the Caldwell area!

Idaho Wednesday's Child
05/15/2019

Idaho Wednesday's Child

Meet JR and Miahbella! These sweet and energetic siblings are looking for their forever family. Visit idahowednesdayschild.org to read more about them and to inquire today!

Real life!  Happy Tuesday!
05/14/2019

Real life! Happy Tuesday!

Anyone else??? 🤪
(we currently foster older kids but...)

FosteringWA
05/11/2019

FosteringWA

This definitely sums up the life of a foster parent. #hatsoff2fp

FosteringIdaho
05/10/2019

FosteringIdaho

Just a reminder for those that are thinking about being foster parents during May's #fostercaremonth!

05/08/2019
National Foster Parent Association

National Foster Parent Association

FOSTER will premiere on Tuesday, May 7th on HBO. We are excited for people to learn more about the foster care system and hear stories like Mary’s that are often hidden from public view. There is so much we can learn from Mary, and we hope audiences will see that these families are our families.

You can change the lives of children and families in your community. Sign up today to learn more: http://www.thefosterfilm.com/

FosterMore
05/08/2019

FosterMore

HBO Documentary Films documentary follows five stories of people involved in foster care. They all have different backgrounds but one message rings true: no child makes it alone. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2XNXsHH and follow along with us TONIGHT at 8pm ET on HBO. #FosterDoc Participant Media

05/07/2019
National Foster Parent Association

National Foster Parent Association

Don’t miss the new film FOSTER, debuting May 7 at 8PM on HBO. It’s a compelling & honest look into the complexities of the foster care system, which is meaningful to our work here at the Nation Foster Parent Association. #FosterDoc

Via Participant Media and HBO Documentary Films

FosteringWA
05/07/2019
FosteringWA

FosteringWA

"A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity." http://bit.ly/2Gjhene

Tammi's Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy page
05/02/2019

Tammi's Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy page

FosteringWA
05/01/2019

FosteringWA

May is National Foster Care Awareness month! We're showing our appreciation to foster parents by tipping our hats to them and using the #hatsoff2fp. Will you join us in this campaign by posting a picture of you tipping your hat to foster parents and then posting it on social media with the #hatsoff2fp? Let's make this thing go viral so foster parents can feel the love for everything they do!

May is hats off to Foster parents!  Thanks to all of our Foster Families for all you do! You are appreciated.
05/01/2019

May is hats off to Foster parents! Thanks to all of our Foster Families for all you do! You are appreciated.

Synergy: gentle parenting resources.
04/30/2019

Synergy: gentle parenting resources.

Strong, deep breathing sends a message to the amygdala that you’re safe and that you’ve got this. It eases the surging of neurochemicals, which will ease the feelings that come with anxiety. Think of strong deep breathing like a reset for your brain and body. Your anxious thoughts might still be there, but your body and mind will start to feel calmer, you’ll start to feel stronger, and you’ll be more able to think clearly and bravely. Brains are excellent, but they work best when we’re in charge.
Hey Sigmund - Karen Young 💗

#anxiety #brave #gentlewarrior

Run Wild My Child
04/30/2019

Run Wild My Child

What happens when kids play outside 👇🏼🙌🏼🌲🌞

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