The purpose of Andrew’s Closet is to provide tangible resources to foster families within the first 48 hours of placement and beyond.
National Foster Care Month
Every May we take time to stop and recognize everyone involved in the foster care system: the children, parents, foster parents, caseworkers, judges, as well as the family and friends who walk with everyone along the way.
National Adoption Month
A month set aside to RAISE AWARENESS and a time to recognize that we can each play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth who are waiting to be adopted. It is also a time to a time to acknowledge the over 100,000 American children and youth currently waiting in foster care and the family members, foster parents, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals, and policymakers who help them find permanent homes and connections.
“And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work. And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work...
New Season I love autumn. I love the back-to-school, start of something new, productive energy of the season. By this time, I’m craving structure and some predictability to the schedule that fall naturally brings. There is a sense in the literal air that change is...
Our local kids have a big need right now. Many local agencies don’t have enough licensed foster parents to take in the children in their care. Kids are sleeping in offices or hotel rooms with their workers. Siblings are being separated. Delaware is seeing 38% more...
The Connected Child
Welcoming children into your family–and addressing their special needs–requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you:
Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child
Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders
Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened
The Whole Brain Child
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.
The Connected Parent
Parenting under the best of circumstances can be difficult. And raising children who have come to your home from “hard places,” who have their own set of unique needs, brings even more challenges. You may have discovered that the techniques that worked with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child.
The Out of Sync Child
These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder–a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals–and a drug-free treatment approach for children.
Reframing Foster Care
Riley the Brave
Riley the Brave is the story of a little bear with big feelings! Join this super-cool, cape-wearing cub as he embarks on a journey to face his fears. Written for any child who is looking to unlock their inner courage, and particularly those healing from difficult life experiences or trauma, this book creates a safe space for conversations about complex thoughts and feelings.
Honestly Adoption will provide you with practical, down-to-earth advice to make good decisions in your own adoption and foster parenting journey and give you the help and hope you need. Mike and Kristin Berry have adopted eight children and cared for another 23 kids in their nine-year stint as foster parents. They aren’t just experts. They have experienced every emotional high and low and encountered virtually every situation imaginable as parents. Now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you.
Foster the Family
With the compassion and insight of a fellow foster parent, Jamie C. Finn helps you see your struggles through the lens of the gospel, bringing biblical truths to bear on your unique everyday realities. In these short, easy-to-read chapters, you’ll find honest, personal stories and practical lessons that provide encouragement and direction from God’s Word as you walk the journey of foster parenting.