If you are considering adopting a child from foster care or becoming a foster parent, there is one critical step that needs to be taken: a home study. While it is normal to be nervous and anxious about a home study, it doesn’t have to be that way. At Kulima Family Care Services, we provide all the necessary information and steps you will need to accomplish to pass your home study certification, as well as ongoing resources and support for both adoptive parents and foster parents. Keep reading to learn more about home studies and reach out to us if you have questions!more
While fostering does have its challenges — including behavioral difficulties, inspections and qualifications, and of course the emotions that may fill your heart when your foster child is reunited with their biological parents or family members — it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. At Kulima Family Care Services, we are passionate about serving the family, whether foster, adoptive or biological, and providing critical resources to help people along their journey in navigating the Kentucky foster care system. Keep reading to learn more about the rewarding feelings of becoming a foster parent and contact us with any questions you may have.more
Becoming a foster parent can feel overwhelming. There are orientations to attend, applications to submit, not to mention the training and documentation. At Kulima Care Family Services, we make the new foster parent application process as smooth as possible. We are a Kentucky foster agency dedicated to helping both the foster parents and the foster child thrive. Unfortunately, many foster children have experienced abuse or trauma which is why it is critical to receive training and obtain your foster home certification to help navigate these troubling topics, providing support to your foster child. Keep reading to learn more about how a foster home certification prepares you for fostering or begin your foster journey today!more
Caring for and operating as a support system for foster children is an incredibly rewarding experience for parents in Kentucky. Your warm, loving home can be the perfect place to give a foster child a wonderful, stable life, and Kulima Care Family Services can help you get involved and make a difference. Our adoption agency is breaking down just how easy it is to receive foster home certification, and how you can take advantage of our parents' training programs to help these kids! Contact us today to get started!more
Foster kids have been through the wringer. It’s no surprise, then, that many of them find it difficult to trust their new foster parents. At Kulima Care Family Services, we make it our mission to create a space where parents can learn about and support their foster children and we provide foster care support in order to help. Kulima means “to cultivate” in Swahili, and that’s exactly what we aim to do. We want to cultivate a trusting and loving relationship between you and your foster child. For any questions regarding foster parenting, reach out to us today!more
Kulima Care Family Services serves those in Kentucky with a mission to provide children and youth with stable placements. We do this by recruiting and training qualified foster and adoptive parents. Kulima is Swahili for "to cultivate," which is the foundation of our work, and one of our building blocks is case management. Continue reading to learn what that is and how it works!more
Kulima Family Care Services is a non-profit foster care and adoption agency that’s been serving the people of Kentucky for over 25 years. The foundation of our work begins in the home, therefore it's a priority to provide support to the caregivers who are on the frontline of parenting. Donate to Kulima Family Care Services today, and your donations will be used to help supply Kentucky's foster children!more
To become a foster parent, you need to have your home certified. With the help of Kulima Family Care Services, you can smoothly complete this process. We are committed to offering foster care services to Kentucky children who have been mistreated or neglected. To swiftly complete your foster home certification, here is what you need to do.more
1. A never ending supply of patience
It's critical for all youngsters to understand that even if they make a mistake, have a bad day, or do not live up to the expectations we've set for them, we will continue to be patient with them. This is especially true for children in foster care who may have had more than their fair share of bad days. Foster children may be dealing with an array of mental and emotional challenges, but if you provide them with a safe environment to live in they can flourish and have a very rewarding life.
We must always remember that the needs of foster kids are unique; some need extra patience while others need less support.more
One of the many reasons why people choose to become foster parents is because they want to make a difference in the life of a child. If you're feeling this way, then we have some great news for you: there are plenty of ways that you can help out and be an encouragement to children who need it most! In this post, we will discuss how taking that first step towards becoming a foster parent could change your life forever.more
Choosing to become a foster parent is a huge decision that will greatly affect you and your family. However, in doing so, you’re not only changing your own life, but you’re changing the world as well. Kulima Care Family Services is here to explain four important ways that becoming a foster parent makes you a world-changer. Learn more and get started today!more
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