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  • Safety and Connection Course

    Join me as I walk through my home talking through ways to make your home safe (that go beyond the minimum requirements), and how to connect and nurture the kids in your care.

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    Full Home Walk Through

    I take you through all of my spaces to show you safety considerations & tips I've picked up along the way. I include checklists and product lists so you can implement them easily into your home.

    Tips for New Parents

    I was a first-time parent when I became a foster parent. In this course, I share with you small modifications I've made in my home that I wish someone shared with me when I first started!

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    For all of the helpers, first responders, and people who raise their hand to say "I'll do it."

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  • Idea Shopping Lists

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    Note: These lists are part of my Amazon Idea Lists, and I receive a small commission for your purchase. Thanks for your support!

    Kids Books

    About foster care, trauma, and emotions.

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    About foster care and trauma-informed parenting

    Fostering Babies

    My favorite things for babies!

    Bedroom Necessities

    Items to help a child feel at home, safe, and secure.

    Home Inspection

    Items to child proof your home and get you read for your inspection.

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    Hello, I'm Laura!

    Several years ago, I was in your shoes! I had the growing desire from a young age to be a foster parent, and I decided to finally put the desire into action. I was nervous and confused on how to get started. When the first call came in for a potential sibling set, I had to say no. It was hard. This "hard" was nothing compared to what I faced in the years to come.


    My biggest struggle was finding a mentor, a partner, and someone I could turn to and ask questions. I attended an AWESOME support group once a month with foster parents, but that was swiftly taken away when COVID hit. I knew I wasn't the only one who needed support.


    So that is why I am here today. Your partner. Your support. I'm here to provide practical advice that you can put into action right away as you navigate services, safety, and families. I will say the things no one wants to say and paint a realistic picture of foster parenting.


    I am here for you, I can help you, and I will tell you the truth. I look forward to learning more about you, your "why", and how we can best serve the children and families in our care!


    As some background about me:

    I started my foster care journey in 2018. My husband and I typically welcome in babies to elementary-age kids. We foster two kids at a time (siblings) and are certified as a therapeutic foster home in California (meaning we have extra training for kids with a higher level of needs).

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    Reduce anxiety, stress, and confusion by visualizing the visits, appointments, and activities. Purchase here.

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    Crowdsourced directory of businesses downed by Former Foster Youth!

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    I offer these chats for free for current foster parents seeking help and support.

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    There is so much more to share and explore together. If you are looking for more resources, please consider joining my Patreon for as little as $1/month.


    I strive to continue to produce ad-free content and provide free chats to foster parents.


    Additionally, I am currently working on a guidebook for new foster parents. As you probably know, there are costs associated with self-publishing, so your support will also help me achieve this goal.


    Your support is very meaningful to me.

    Thank you for your consideration!

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  • Information for Hopeful and New Foster Parents

    For additional resources, please visit me on Instagram or TikTok!

    Feel free to message me for extra support.

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    Foster Care FAQ: Can you have a full time job and foster? ⁠ ⁠ YES! And in fact, you have...
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    23 augusti 2021 · Support
    "There is so much to know. I'm overwhelmed."⁠ ⁠ I felt the same way when I was doing my...
    23 augusti 2021 · Media
    The Day I Picked My Parents: For anyone who wants to adopt from foster care Watch on Hulu or...
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    Maintaining a life book for your foster child is an important job of a foster parent.⁠ ⁠ It...
    "I'm worried about getting too attached." ⁠ ⁠ Don't let fear stop you from becoming a foster...
    12 augusti 2021 · Fostering 101,Myth
    Time for some myth-busting - Back to school edition! ⁠ ⁠ Navigating school is hard enough for...
    IMPORTANT back-to-school considerations as a foster parent. ⁠ You may not have educational...
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  • Press

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    As seen on Good Morning America

    Foster mom goes viral on TikTok for modeling how she parents now vs. when she started

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    As seen on NPR

    Foster care mom shares her journey

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    As seen on Parents.com

    Foster Parent Shares Genius 'Comfort Care' Kit To Help Kids Regulate Big Emotions

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    As seen on Yahoo: In The Know

    Foster parent partner shares techniques for neurodiverse children and kids who have experienced trauma

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    As seen on Observer.com

    The 6 Best Parenting Accounts to Follow

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    As seen on Oklahoma City Moms

    The 6 Best Parenting Accounts to Follow

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