When Foster Families Say Goodbye.
Published: May-June 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 18, No. 2 , p. 34-35
Fostering Media Connections
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article discusses the feelings foster parents experience when their foster children leave their home and strategies they use for coping with those feelings. It urges people to avoid asking foster parents how they can bear to let foster children to go or reminding foster parents that they can quit fostering, and instead to offer a shoulder to cry on without judgement.
foster parents; foster children; family reunification; parent child relationships; emotional adjustment