Keys to Easing Adjustment

Moving from foster care to a forever family can be a big adjustment for some kids. A little patience and understanding goes a long way.

Tips for adopting an older child from foster care
Brittany, age 11, likes clothes, slumber parties, and keeping secrets with special friends. She is a typical pre-teen, except for one important difference. She is a foster child, soon to move to a new adoptive home away from friends and familiarity. Brittany is one of hundreds of pre-adolescent children, who, because of new adoption laws, is moving more quickly from foster care to adoption. She is being placed across county and state lines, away from the people and things she ...

The transition from foster care to forever family can be difficult on a child. Use these strategies when bringing home an older child.


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