10 Top Tips for New Foster Parents

Dr. John DeGarmo
7 min readOct 20, 2022

Making the decision to becoming a foster parent is an exciting one. It is a decision that is rewarding in so many ways. It is also one that takes incredible commitment, unconditional love, and patience. Here are ten tips that will help all new (and veteran) foster parents as they care for children in crisis in their homes and as part of their families.

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Dr. John DeGarmo

Leading foster care expert and international empowerment speaker