Posted on September 19, 2019 by
Every child in foster care has a trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially when it occurs over time, children develop coping mechanisms. When a foster child joins your family, they may bring these survival behaviors with them even though your home is safe. As a parent, you have the opportunity to provide a safe environment in which your child can heal.
Posted on May 8, 2015 by
Anne, an experienced foster parent of 20+ years, remembers that when she first became a foster mother she assumed that there would be celebration on Mother’s Day.
Posted on April 24, 2015 by
Timmy moved into my home on his 8th birthday. He was my very first foster child, and it was an emergency. Luckily, I was aware of the birthday so I had time to buy a cake, balloons and a gift.