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Foster Care Bedroom Setup
There are many bedroom requirements for foster care before getting your first placement, second placement, etc. This post is about helping you prepare a bedroom with tips and tricks for fostering. If you love tips, you’ll love getting these foster parent freebies too!
For starters, with your foster care bedroom setup, having the appropriate bed, bedding, and space is essential, but that’s not all.
Preparing for your first child is exciting. However, it’s hard to predict what you will need. Keep in mind that you will want to have a special place for the belongings they came with because every piece of clothing, blanket, or toy will be essential to them.
How to Set Up a Foster Care Bedroom
Unless you signed up for a specific gender and age group, then there is a good possibility that you may need to keep everything gender-neutral for a foster care bedroom.
In fact, at this point, in the beginning, stages, you still don’t know if you will be getting placed with a boy or a girl. As well as their age.
For example, if you signed up to take care of little ones, 0-2 age group, children under 5, or perhaps only children over 5.
I highly recommend picking a gender-neutral paint color as well as checking your local agency’s rules and requirements for things you will need to prepare for the first arrival.
Keep in mind that Texas, California, or any state has its own set of rules and requirements.
I would check with your agency to see the exact rules.
Again, I definitely recommend keeping gender-neutral in mind with preparing for foster placements.
We started with more pink items. We did have two placements that were girls. Only the first was placed with us for 24 hours and the second a couple of months.
The rest of our placements were boys.
In fact, the little guy that is with us now. He was in an emergency placement and came to us at 6 weeks old.
All I had were pink receiving blankets and pink bedding for babies.
He is now almost 18 months old. I had to buy all new things for him.
With that said, I highly recommend keeping the items you pick out gender-neutral.
As well as, I highly recommend getting night lights too.
The kids love them because it helps them to sleep better at night.
I also let them take them home when they reunify. Again, it is something that they can keep with them and help them to transition better.
Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for magically growing your family.
These kids need you. I wish you all the best!