A former foster youth shares important points that foster parents should explain to children entering foster care and includes a shout out to guardians ad litem (GALs) as a crucial part of helping abused and neglected children thrive. Thank you Christopher Craft at About.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Dr. John DeGarmo has been a foster parent for 14 years. He and he and his wife have had more than 50 children come through their home. In his recent blog post on The Huffington Post, he shares his thoughts on seven things not to say to a foster parent. Check out his list to see how you might improve your communication with a foster parent. ... See MoreSee Less
Having defied all the odds as children in the state's foster care system, Wichita Falls sisters Ke'Nesha and A'Lisa Buckner were recognized as "extraordinary Texans" Tuesday at Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State address in Austin.
The sisters, now 26 and 27 years old caught Abbott's attention in February when they spoke at the Texas CASA, Inc. luncheon. The story of their experiences with Child Protective Services made a connection. ... See MoreSee Less