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4 Tips for Successful Foster Parenting During the Holiday Season

By |2021-11-05T12:58:48+00:00November 5th, 2021|News|

We’ve all heard the opening lyrics from the popular Andy Williams holiday classic “It’s the Most Wonderful Time, of the Year” and associate it with family, friends, love, and laughter. While many of us are excited at the prospect of seeing family and friends, a foster child, unfamiliar with your family holiday traditions, might be

Helping Your Foster Child Transition Back To School…

By |2021-09-28T18:50:37+00:00August 6th, 2021|News|

As Summer Break comes to an end and the focus shifts to Back to School night, new clothes, and catching up with school friends, it’s natural for kids to get excited for the start of a new school year.  While children in foster care might also feel the excitement, there’s a high probability that returning

The Washington Family’s Story

By |2021-09-28T18:50:01+00:00May 13th, 2021|News|

The Washington Family Azellya, Camellia, Jaden and Moma Washington Our story began in the still of the night, March 2017, I received a call from "For Children Sake of Virginia" and "The Manassas Social Services" stating that they had my children at the office ready for pick up. I met three little children that changed

Siblings in Foster Care

By |2021-09-28T18:48:45+00:00April 9th, 2021|News|

Siblings in Foster Care If you have siblings, think about all of the memories you share with them from when you were younger. Watching cartoons, walking to the bus stop, maybe sneaking a snack out of the kitchen, even bickering on car rides or arguing over who broke something in the house. Did you know

Building Resilience for Children in Your Care

By |2021-01-22T02:30:05+00:00February 10th, 2021|News|

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficulties; whether that’s getting sick, experiencing grief, losing friends, failing tests, etc. For foster children, this includes bigger changes, such as adjusting to new foster homes, schools, seeing family at different cadences, and more. During a COVID world, this means changing to virtual school, adjusting to not

A Q&A on Fostering During COVID

By |2021-01-14T02:10:29+00:00January 14th, 2021|News|

It has been a hard year for so many during the pandemic, and this is especially the case for foster children. We've had a lot of answer a few questions about how this pandemic is affecting children in foster care, and are sharing our experience here!   How Has COVID impacted foster children? Many children

5 Back-To-School Tips

By |2020-09-13T19:16:39+00:00September 13th, 2020|News|

We’re back-to-school, and school is tough this year! Whether you’re 100% virtual, hybrid, or in-person entirely, there are a lot of adjustments happening. What are some ways you and your family can get into the groove? Create a Dedicated Study Space. While this can have pictures, fun colors, etc., and your child should be able

Five Amazing Reasons to Foster A Teen

By |2020-08-26T01:04:53+00:00August 20th, 2020|News|

As a therapeutic foster care agency, we work with counties all over to find homes for children that county foster homes aren’t able to care for. Unfortunately, teenagers often fall into this group, simply because of their age, and are frequently put into group homes because there are no foster homes available to them. But

We Earned Our Three-Year CARF Accreditation!

By |2020-08-13T01:28:11+00:00August 13th, 2020|News|

For Children’s Sake is incredibly proud to announce that our foster care program, as well as our outpatient behavioral health program, received a three-year CARF Accreditation. What Does This Mean? CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services,

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