Welcome to Fostering Perspectives, a publication dedicated to making foster care and adoption in North Carolina the best they can be.

  • Foster and adoptive parents will find it to be a resource and a place to share information, ideas, frustrations, and joys related to foster care and adoption.

  • Young people will find the Kids' Pages, a place where children who are or have been in foster care express themselves through words and pictures.

  • Social workers will find Fostering Perspectives important for the way it gives voice to the concerns of the parents and children they work with every day.

We hope you enjoy Fostering Perspectives. If there are things you'd like to share or you have questions, please get in touch with us!

Current Issue

Foster Care, Delinquent Behavior, and Juvenile Justice
(Vol. 18, No. 2 )


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New issues of Fostering Perspectives appear in November and May every year. If you would like to be notified via e-mail when these issues are available, contact the editor at jdmcmaho@unc.edu.


Past Issues

Foster and Adoptive Parents and the Focus on Child Trauma
(Vol. 18, No. 1 )
Focusing on Child Well-Being
(Vol. 17, No. 2 )
Foster Parents and the Courts
(Vol. 17, No. 1 )
Child and Family Team Meetings in North Carolina
(Vol. 16, No. 2 )
Overcoming Parenting Challenges
(Vol. 16, No. 1 )
Teaching Children to Take Care of Themselves
(Vol. 15, No. 2)
Parent-child Visits: Managing the Challenges, Reaping the Rewards
Vol. 15, No. 1
Taking Care of Children's Health
Vol. 14, No. 2
Honoring and Maintaining Sibling Connections
(Vol. 14, No. 1)
Moving Ahead—and Growing!—in Uncertain Times
(Vol. 13, No. 2)
North Carolina Needs Foster Families for Teens
(Vol. 13, No. 1)
Successful foster parenting can require new approaches
(Vol. 12, No. 2)
Staying Focused in a Time of Change
(Vol. 12, No. 1)
Facing Facts
(Vol. 11, No. 2)
Step Into My Shoes
(Vol. 11, No. 1)
How I Am Not Only Surviving Sexual Abuse, but Thriving!
(Vol. 10, No. 2)
When I Become a Foster Parent . . .
(Vol. 10, No. 1)
In the General Assembly, Foster Children Find a Voice
(Vol. 9, No. 2)
What Do Children Look for in their Social Workers?
(Vol. 9, No. 1)
Foster Parents Fill A Tall Order
(Vol. 8, No. 2)
Letters from Foster Care
(Vol. 8, No. 1)
NC Embarks on Major Reform of Its Child Welfare System
(Vol. 7, No. 2)
CPS Implications for Foster Parents
(Vol. 7, No. 1)
Fostering Relationships
(Vol. 6, No. 2)
Feds Review Child Welfare System in North Carolina
(Vol. 6, No. 1)
Making Up for Lost Time
(Vol. 5, No. 2)

Foster Parenting a Sexually Abused Child
(Vol. 5, No. 1)

Working with Birth Parents
(Vol. 4, No. 2)

Respite Care for Foster Parents
(Vol. 4, No. 1)
Foster Parents and North Carolina's Focus on Permanence
(Vol. 3, No. 2)
Kinship Foster Families Face Major Changes
(Vol. 3, No. 1)
Dealing with Cultural Differences
(Vol. 2, No. 2)
How Do You Manage the Holidays?
(Vol. 2, No. 1)
A Day in the Life of a Foster Parent
(Vol. 1, No. 2)
Foster Parent Association Focuses on Helping Children
(Vol. 1, No. 1)

By and for Kids

Vol. 18, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 18, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 17, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 17, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 16, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 16, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 15, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 15, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 14, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 14, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 13, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 13, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 12, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 12, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 11, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 11, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 10, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 10, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 9, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 9, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 8, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 8, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 7, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 7, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 6, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 6, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 5, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 5, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 4, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 4, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 3, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 3, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 2, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 2, No. 1: Kids' Pages
Vol. 1, No. 2: Kids' Pages
Vol. 1, No. 1: Kids' Pages

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