Are you looking for ideas on what to do during visits? As a foster parent each week the children in our care have visitation visits with bio parents. Visitation hours very often times from 2 hours, 4 hours, or more.
What To Do During Visits
Currently, I want to give you ideas that will help you with ideas on what to do during visits between foster children and biological parents.
After almost 2 years of experience as a foster mom and four different placements. I can understand how visiting hours can be boring (while you wait) and wear on you.
At our agency and I believe most states you are allowed to drop the children off and leave the visitation center.
With that in mind. I try to plan my weekly grocery shopping trips around the 2 hours my fs has visited.
However, there are times that I take advantage of the Wal-Mart online grocery pick up! Ever tried it? It’s amazing!
Tip: Real fast, if you haven’t tried it. As a mom and foster mom, with 4 kids it can be so helpful!
Plus, I’m less likely to grab extra sugary snacks I don’t need by using this service. Just in case! 🙂
Looking for Ideas for Foster Moms or Dads to do during weekly visits
Since we have grocery shopping out-of-the-way! Let’s add in some other ideas.
In fact, have you thought about trying out a restaurant that could be a little further from the agency that you’ve wanted to try?
For example, one of our local bigger cities is about 20 minutes from the agency. When we drive there we try out new restaurants.
Typically, a restaurant could take around an hour to an hour and 15 minutes to get your food and eat.
Perfect opportunity to try out a new hot spot!
That’s not all. Here are some more ideas from other foster moms to try out.
- Catch up on Netflix/Amazon Prime (Don’t forget the discounts and freebies here!)
- Take a Walk
- Set an Alarm and Take a Nap
- Run Errands
- Clip Coupons
- Clean the Van Out
- Grab a coffee from Starbucks and read a book without being interrupted!
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Things to do during Foster visitation for Foster Families
It is also a great way to spend extra time with Bio Children.
As a matter of fact, Groupon has lots of great ideas with discounts in the area.
Our children love going to the Trampoline park and Groupon has great discounts for that!
Other activities you may not have thought of includes:
- Play at the Park
- Take them for ice cream
- Movies (if the visit is longer than 2 hours)
- School Shopping (Find Back to School Fun Ideas here!)
I hope these ideas can help! If you’re curious about how our journey is going with fostering to adopt! Please start here!