Children in foster care are already in a vulnerable place. There can be so much stacked against them and current state laws and polices are not helping. Serious reform is needed. But how can we begin to turn the tide?
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Our children need a soft place to land when they’re overwhelmed, and the emotions and memories of their past trauma get the best of them. Our homes need to be that soft landing place. But the question is, how do we create a home environment where children with a trauma history can heal and form healthy attachments?
Disappointment. It can be a central theme of the Holiday Season for our children. That disappointment comes from high expectations that often go unmet. How can we help them navigate this very difficult reality?
For children who are in foster care, or who have been adopted, the holiday season can be difficult. There are lots of feelings of loss, grief, and sadness. These emotions can be all-consuming. How can we help our children find peace during this season?
More than anything, vulnerable children need to know they are seen, heard, and known. Unfortunately, in today’s world, this doesn’t happen and children end up moving through the foster care system and aging out with little to no permanency. Fortunately, there are people like Peter Mutabazi who are changing the narrative for these children, and speaking hope into their lives.
I want to get one thing straight to begin. This is not a post JUST for parents or caregivers. This is also for our children. When it comes to surviving this high emotion-season, our children need help surviving it. It can be all-crushing to their emotional well-being.
Loss, grief, and devastation are all part of the adoption journey at one point or another. But add in miscarriage, racial in-justice, and overcoming communication barriers and you’ve got quite a story. Our interview today has all of these storylines.
In a world overflowing with darkness, we all need a little light. What better place to find it then in greeting cards. Yes, greeting cards! We love when we see the unique story of adoption being told in unique ways.
There is a stark reality facing foster youth as they age out or step into adulthood. The reality is, not a lot of resources exist to prepare them for the next phase of life. But, there are crucial things caregivers can do now to help foster youth transition into adulthood. This is the topic of our discussion on this week’s episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.