Health, Happiness, and Healing
Child Welfare Information Gateway. National Foster Care Month : 2019.
Gives the perspective of two foster parents who discovered helping children in their care means working to mend and promote healthy relationships with biological family members. The couple says collaborating with the biological family of a child in foster care made a huge difference in interactions with social workers and birth family members. Nurturing the collaboration took a lot of work, phone calls, and conversations, but all the dedication paid off. Building trust between the foster family, the child, and the birth family made the goal of health and happiness more attainable. This Real-Life Story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2019.
OPEN ADOPTION; BIRTH CHILDREN; BIRTH MOTHERS