Stuck Indoors? We Have Ideas!

It’s another snow day, or another frigid weekend cooped up indoors, and you’re wondering what in the world you can do to help entertain the kids for another day of wintry weather.
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Finding Peace in Chaos

No matter how much we desire a peaceful holiday season, some of us just can’t seem to get past the chaos. Children in foster care are especially vulnerable to chaos at Christmas – family troubles, extra activities and expectations, even small worries like, “will Santa be able to find me?”
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Celebrating Advent with Children

Anticipation. To come. Arrival. If you want the short definition of advent, there you have it.
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When Adoption Is Hard

“I moved into Coyote Hill with no children. I left with six children. It was the start of my family. It literally changed the direction of our lives, but I never would have written it like this if I was the author.”
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Relieving the Stress of Court Dates

Any foster parent knows that court appearances can be a huge point of anxiety for older foster children. For those who are unfamiliar with the foster care system – no, we are not talking about juvenile delinquents. The young teen has broken no law; but their parent or guardian did something in the past that
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Parenting Resources

Our staff has compiled a list of resources for those of you who open your hearts and homes to care for a child with a difficult past.
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Inside Out – Helping Our Children with Emotions

It’s not our job to promote movies, but when one comes along that so creatively depicts a child’s emotions and how the child’s memories are impacted by those emotions, then it’s hard for us not to notice. Disney/Pixar’s new Inside Out movie does a fantastic job of taking us inside the mind of an eleven year old
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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

God made children amazing, in so many ways. One of those ways involves their ability to adapt and cope, in spite of difficult circumstances. One of our young boys latched onto a rather unique, but effective and fun way of coping and processing. After arriving at Coyote Hill, he collected a variety of stuffed bears
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.