Becoming a Team: Working Together Toward Reunification
Child Welfare Information Gateway National Foster Care Month: 2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children's Bureau, 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 800.394.3366 703.385.7565
Details one mother's experience working with her son's resource family to achieve reunification. The mother was in an abusive relationship, and due to pressure to bring money into the home, she began stealing. She was caught and arrested, and because of this, her son, King, was placed in a foster home. The mother was upset, but she soon realized King's foster parents, Darius and Linda, just wanted what was best for him. She began to see Darius and Linda as her partners. They attended birthdays and holidays together, and Darius and Linda helped her earn a high school equivalency, a dental assistance license, and a driver's license. Nine months later, King was reunited with his mother. This Real-Life Story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2019.
foster care; foster children; foster parents; reunification; outcomes; WORKER CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS