10 Things You Should Have Learned in Foster Care Training (but Didn’t)

Shannon Hicks is an experienced foster mom. She’s been through the required foster care training – and she’s been through the real thing. From her experience, she’s drawn up a list of things she wishes she’d known before she started foster. Real, practical advice that will benefit anyone just starting out in the world of foster care.

She writes, “No one stumbles into being a foster parent. In retrospect, I have to say that my pre-service training was very comprehensive (and surprisingly enjoyable). But there are some lessons I’ve learned the hard way, some really important things that I didn’t learn in my foster care training, but wish I had.”

These are her top ten.  

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