Dads Who Say Yes | Jason

Dads Who Say Yes | Jason

by Jason, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jason: Probably setting aside my own comfort and having the stamina for little ones. Our youngest was 12 when we started our journey and our family...

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

by Jeff, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jeff: It has been so long ago that I really don't remember, but if I had to pick something, it would be the uncertainty of it all. Just not knowing...

Dads Who Say Yes | Corey

Dads Who Say Yes | Corey

by Corey, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Corey: As a single man, my biggest concern was if I would have the time and resources to be a parent while also working full time. I was unsure if I’d be...

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Jeff

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

by Jeff, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jeff: I believe the biggest concern I had about saying yes to foster care was: How can I love someone else’s child as my own and what are people going to...

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Johnny

Dads Who Say Yes | Johnny

by Johnny, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Johnny: For me, the foster care journey was unexpected. When my wife and I first started thinking about adoption, we had a very specific story in mind....

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Dave

Dads Who Say Yes | Dave

by Dave, Restore Network Adoptive Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Dave: My biggest concerns of fostering all revolved around fear. Would I know enough to care for the needs of the children? It was prideful, but I...

Food Insecurities

Food Insecurities

by Ashley Bennett, Restore Network Director of Trauma-Informed Care Food is essential to our survival. It’s comforting. It’s a social activity. It’s fuel for our brains and bodies. Food is an important part of our daily lives. However, for some of our children, food...

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Nate

Dads Who Say Yes | Nate

by Nate, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Nate: I’m great at rationalizing how to say no. When I felt called to help children, I had a growing list of reasons to say no to foster care and try...

Sleep Tips

Sleep Tips

Regaining a feeling of safety takes time. Kids in foster care have experienced harm at the hands of their primary caregivers, and it’s going to take awhile for them to fully trust you and to feel safe in your home. For our kids, nighttime might have been particularly...