Providing Permanence to Children and Their Parents: An Adoptive Family's Story
National Foster Care Month 2016
United States. Children's Bureau.
Information Packet or Sheet
Published: May 2016
Tells the story of Mason, a 3-year-old boy who was adopted by his foster family after his mother's relapse into drug addiction. But the story does not end there. Mason's foster/adoptive family was determined to include his birth mother in his life, so they supported her and helped her get clean. She remains involved, speaking on the phone to him almost daily, and she is a close friend to the family. Although Mason does not know her biological relationship to him, he calls his birth mother "Mama Kayla," and his adoptive family hopes they will always remain an extended family. This Real-Life Story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2016.
ADOPTION TRIADS; ADOPTED CHILDREN; ADOPTIVE PARENTS; OPEN ADOPTION; FOSTER ADOPTION