FosteringNC.org
A learning site for NC’s resource caregivers

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer fosteringNC.org, a learning site for our state’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free Online Courses Include Grief: How Resource Parents Can Cope with and Learn from Loss. This 1-hour course explores common

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Resource Parents Feel It, Too: Managing Your Grief When a Child Leaves Your Home

by Jonathan Rockoff • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” This poignant line is from E.A. Bucchianeri’s Brushtrokes of a Gadfly, a novel about coping with grief, loss, and trying to get on with daily life despite the hardships happening around you. This is something anyone can relate to—especially

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Taking Care of Yourself While Engaging in Shared Parenting
by Donna Foster

By now you should know that I’m a big fan of shared parenting. In past issues of Fostering Perspectives I’ve worked hard to explain why I think this practice is good for children, good for birth families, and good for foster parents. I believe this with all my heart, based on my own experience and the experiences other people have

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