Supporting our LGBTQ+ Children and Parents

June 26, 2020 / by Victor Staff posted in foster care, adoption

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Happy Pride month! Now is the time to celebrate, educate, and come alongside our LGBTQ+ community.

In light of this month and some recent headlines, we just want to take this time to say that the LGBTQ+ community is welcome here at Victor FFA and tell you why Pride month is so important to us.

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May is National Foster Care Month!

May 22, 2020 / by Victor Staff posted in News, foster care

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May is National Foster Care Month, and each year the Children’s Bureau, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to spread awareness of the impact of Foster Care with a theme unique to the year.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 30, 2020 / by Victor Staff posted in family services, News, Therapeutic Behavior Services, Residential and School Programs, foster care, adoption

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse doesn't happen out of nowhere. There are many factors that can lead to it and it comes in many forms. 

Victor Resource Families and Adoption is committed to providing support and programs to educate, intervene and prevent child abuse by supporting resource families and children. We also offer support to those children who may have experienced trauma as a result of child abuse. 

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Creating Routine and Cultivating Resiliency for Families

April 03, 2020 / by Victor Staff posted in News, foster care

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Parenting, whether foster or not, comes with regular every day challenges. Now, with the world experiencing a pandemic, the level of parenting has increased. Many households have gone from adults going to work and kids going to school, to everyone at home together all the time. That is a lot to navigate. 

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We Have Our Adoption License

February 26, 2020 / by Victor Staff posted in family services, News, foster care, adoption

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We are excited to announce that we have received our Adoption License!

Adoption Services will be added to our already existing programs of Foster Care, Relative Home Assessment, and Mental Health Services. We can certify and service homes within 50 miles of our Pomona and Perris offices.

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6 Characteristics of Successful Foster and Adoptive Parents

December 27, 2019 / by Victor Staff posted in foster care, adoption

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Deciding whether foster parenting and/or adoption is right for you and your family can raise a lot of questions. As a prospective foster or adoptive parent, the fact that you’re even considering making a difference in the lives of kids means your heart is in the right place. But as you consider becoming a foster parent and await the right placement for you, there are some key characteristics that will help you transition into the role.

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It's National Adoption Month!

November 01, 2019 / by Victor Staff posted in adoption

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November is National Adoption Month, and this year's focus is on adopting teens and young adults from foster care. There is a huge need for adoptive parents willing to take youth who are at risk of aging out of the foster care system. Studies have shown that long-term success rates are much higher for teens who are adopted into families, before aging out of the system.

In a letter launching this year's National Adoption Month,  Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner at the Children's Bureau, lays out some statistics that highlight the great need for families willing to adopt teens from foster care.

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Adoption and Childhood Development

October 17, 2019 / by Victor Staff posted in foster care, adoption

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Children who are going through the adoption process are experiencing some form of trauma. This trauma coincides with very crucial developmental stages in their life. So how can foster or adoptive parents prepare for this transition and give their new family member the best chance at success? It starts with understanding what the child is going through and how they interpret their experience. Adoptive parents also need a support structure of professionals who can help guide them through these difficult times. Whether you are fostering or adopting, make sure you are partnered up with an agency like Victor, that offers guidance and professional support throughout the entire process.

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Creating New Families - Foster to Adopt

September 23, 2019 / by Victor Staff posted in foster care

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At Victor, our foster services staff works hard to connect children and teens with caring families. It's not easy work, but it can be very rewarding. Susana Bernales has worked for the company for 15 years. She started with Rosemary Children's Services which merged with Victor over the past few years in an effort to further expand their reach and the great work they do. Susana started as an OSS, or office support staff and worked in that role for about 10 years. During that period she got more involved with the family recruiting process and really enjoyed it. She took phone calls and did the paperwork, but never got to go out and meet the families. When the opportunity came up to apply for a Resource Family Recruiter position she jumped at it. Susana wanted to help grow the agency, expand the foster services and get the opportunity to work directly with families.

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"You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent" a Message from AdoptUSKids

August 14, 2019 / by Victor Staff posted in blog promotion, foster care

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Any parent will tell you that they aren't perfect. Whether you have your own biological children or decide to foster or adopt, you will experience the many challenges of parenting and quickly realize there is no such thing as perfect. We all try to keep learning, and grow into the best parents that we can be, but none of us get it right 100% of the time.

For those considering fostering or adopting a child, there are a lot of questions and many concerns. Many people may not think they qualify to foster or adopt and don't feel ready. There are a surprising amount of misconceptions about what is required to be approved for foster care. You don't have to be rich, you don't have to be married, you don't have to own a home, you don't have to be "perfect" to help give a child a good home.

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