Hoping for adoption and hoping for reconciliation can coexist in the heart of a person who wants the very best for a child. Many unfortunate factors compiled the reasons why reconciliation was no longer in the best interest for anyone involved and adoption was deemed the new goal.
Sometimes foster children struggle with attachment, sometimes it's the caregiver, and sometimes it is both. Research, study and commit to strategies that make everyone feel loved. And give them time to work.
Beth and Emily chat about Emily's adoption journey in this behind-the-scenes Q & A. The pair discusses everything from the why and the how to the hard and happy.
To those in the waiting phase, I want to give you some ideas today! Everything is going to happen so quickly for you once your child is with you. For that reason, now is THE TIME!
There are many misconceptions about foster care. It can be a daunting commitment, but when armed with truths and facts, you may find it's something worth exploring.
The more exposure I gain to foster care, the more I realize how many widely held misconceptions exist about foster care. Whether about the purpose of foster care, who foster kids are, or the needs within the community, these misconceptions tend to keep people at a distance, leading to inaction.
While many people get involved after a child is placed into foster care -- such as CPS caseworkers, lawyers, judges, and family members -- advocates (also called “CASAs”) are the only players in a child abuse case who are there as volunteers representing the best interests of the child, as well as the eyes and ears of the community.