• A gift for the foster parent in your life

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    Shop my tshirts!

    Promocode: HOLIDAY10 for 10% off

     

    This is a great way to support my free educational content.

    Foster Care Journal

    Promocode: LAURA10 for 10% off!

     

    This is an AMAZING journal to help a foster parent keep track of appointments & kids' needs.

    Visual Calendar

    Special magnets for foster parenting related appointments and meetings. Lower anxiety by foreshadowing for a child in care.

     

    This is also a great way to support my free educational content.

    Sentimental Ornament

    This is a great way to mark the year by including all of the kids they fostered that year.

    Other Sentimental Ideas

    Personalized pillow cases, mugs, calendars, water bottles, etc., that includes the kids' names or photos that they have cared for.

    For the grieving foster parent

    A grief diary/book/journal can help support them on this journey.

     

    Garden rocks or plants are also great items for a foster parent who is grieving.

    Polaroid Camera

    I love these! We use them to snap quick quotos to give to bio parents or photos for the life book. It makes it super easy to quick print photos of new kids in the home to hang up on mirrors and the fridge.

     

    This would also make a great bio parent gift so they can take pictures of their kids at visits and have a physical copy.

    Calendar that supports kids in care

    Purchase one of these calendars and the proceeds will go to nonprofit, Americas Kids Belong, which supports kids in foster care.

    Soap that supports adoptees

    Purchase one of these soaps and the proceeds go to nonprofit, Adoptee Mentoring Society, which is a mentorship program for adoptees. The mentorship society is founded and operated by a former foster youth.

  • A gift for your child's bio parent

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    Craft

    Gift a craft the child completed at school or in your home. You can also purchase a kit and bring to a visit for the family to do together.

    Baked Treats

    Have the child bake something sweet to share at the visit or purchase a gingerbread house or cookie decorating kit for the family to do together at a visit.

    Photos

    Frame a photo of their child and even have the child decorate the frame!

     

    You can also consider doing a printed photobook or calendar with their photos or a personalized item like a mug or waterbottle.

    Let the child decide!

    Take the child to the store and have them pick out something special for their parent.

    Care package / basket

    Put together a basket of goodies based on their interest or hobbie! This could be gardening, cooking, a sports team, music, or even a self care basket!

    Gift Card *

    Gift cards can be helpful and appreciated for parents! *Be sure you get worker permission before including this.

     

    Make something fun like a Starbucks gift card paired with a coffee mug with a photo of their child.

  • Here are some of my favorite items for kids

    ...That are also therapeutic or support sensory needs.

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    Body Sock

    Love this for a variety of ages! If your child likes this, feeling, you can also get a Lycra sheet for their bed.

    Weighted Stuffed Animal

    Weighted, scented, and you can heat it up for a full sensory experience. This is our favorite.

    Play house

    Great for creating safe spaces for a child who likes to hide or have alone time.

    Toy Houses

    Great for theraputic play / play therapy at the house.

    Doctors Kit

    Great for theraputic play / play therapy at the house.

    Toy houses

    This is great to explain visits, overnights, transitions!

    Make your own story

    Kids decorate pages and you send it off to this company that makes it into a bound storybook.

     

    This is incredibly helpful for kids to understand their story and timeline of events. It can also serve as a memory book if they are not in contact with their parents right now.

    Blanket Hoodie

    A comfort item you can wear! Older kids love these (so do I!) And yes, they make them in adult sizes too!

    Sensory Lamps/Aquariums

    There are many options for sensory lamps and aquariums (that don't require live fish!). There are bubbles, fish, jelly fish, etc. They are great for bedrooms for kids who struggle with sleep or can help to soothe and calm.

  • My favorite things 😊

    You can add these to your wishlist!

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    Neck massager

    This is a must have for me!!

    Kiziks

    Love these, you can put on your shoes without your hands! My hands are always full of binders, bags, and kids!

    Sirius XM

    I spend so much time in my car traveling from all of the appointments, visits, and meetings. I love music, and use music as a tool to help kids regulate, focus, decompress from hard moments. Sirius XM has something for everyone. Even Kidz Bop lol I also like that I don't have to stream from my device to play it in the car.

     

    I don't have any discounts, but they often run SO many deals - if you talk to them on the phone you can sometimes negotiate.

    Proxies

    I don't drink wine anymore, and this has been an incredible replacement for me (it is non alcoholic).

     

    This is by far my favorite, but please know, if you don't know Sangria or Vineger, you probably won't like these! :)

     

    I love them so much that I signed up to be an affiliate and earn a commission. This doesn't cost you more!

    Vibes

    These are my favorite ear plugs. I also appreciate that they are almost totally hidden when you wear them.

     

    They don't block the sound, they just bring the sound down to a level that doesn't hurt.

     

    This is a must-have for migraine prevention!

    Monkey Island Games

    I am a huge nerd! :) I love this series of point and click adventure games. This is "me time" and part of my self care - if you love computer games, check this one out!

    Bug Bite Thing

    This would make a great stocking stuffer :) I love this for bug bites - my skin always reacts so intensely from mosquitoes and this is SO helpful!

    Escape Room Boxes

    After the kids go to bed, my husband and I love to do escape room boxes. Exit games is our favorite brand - this is a great one.

    Letter Boards

    First - NO - I don't use these to create social media signs with foster kids.

     

    Instead, I use these to create welcome messages for new kids that come in, affirmation messages, and to celebrate birthdays & accomplishments. I have this in the front of my home, and it also is a great reminder to workers that come through so they can share in celebrations.

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    Specific California Resident Rights
    This section is only applicable for individuals who reside in California and should be read in conjunction with our entire Privacy Policy. If you are a California resident, you have the right to
    ●	obtain additional information about “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA));
    ●	request that we disclose certain information collected, used, disclosed, and sold about you; 
    ●	request deletion of your personal information; and
    ●	opt out of the sale of your personal information.
    The information covered by these specific rights is information that could be reasonably linked to you. It excludes information that cannot be reasonably linked to you.
    To help you better understand our practices, the chart below describes the categories of personal information collected, the sources of this information, how we use this information, and with which third parties we have shared this information within the past twelve months.
    Categories of Information Collected	Sources of Information	How we use this information	Third parties to which we have disclosed this information
    Identifiers	Social media network partners
    Device technologies	To fulfill our obligations to you as presented when you provided the information
    To enhance and optimize your personal experience
    To inform you of goods and services you may find valuable
    To identify flaws and bugs within our system
    To comply with security, fraud, and legal requirements	Social media network partners
    Device technologies
    Customer Records Personal Information	Social media network partners
    Device technologies	To fulfill our obligations to you as presented when you provided the information
    To enhance and optimize your personal experience
    To inform you of goods and services you may find valuable
    To identify flaws and bugs within our system
    To comply with security, fraud, and legal requirements	Social media network partners
    Device technologies
    Geolocation data	Social media network partners
    Device technologies	To fulfill our obligations to you as presented when you provided the information
    To enhance and optimize your personal experience
    To identify flaws and bugs within our system
    To comply with security, fraud, and legal requirements	Social media network partners
    Device technologies
    To exercise your right to make requests regarding your personal information, please contact us via email at _________________________, or by mail at Ministry of Pies, Inc., 21650 Oxnard St., Ste. 350, Woodland Hills, California 91367. You may also complete the form below. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing the requested information. 
    Updates to This Policy
    We may update this policy from time to time. If any updates are made to this policy, they will be posted here. Additionally, if material changes are made to this policy, we will notify you via a notice to this Site, and registered users will receive an additional email. Please check this page frequently for updates.
    Contact Us
    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our services, please contact us via email at _________________________, or by mail at 21650 Oxnard St., Ste. 350, Woodland Hills, California 91367.
    Effective Date: September 1, 2022