Helping Your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption

Summary: Even when the child is already placed in the home, it is vital that foster/adoptive parents thoughtfully plan for the transition from foster care to adoption. The adoption process is an ongoing journey that continues well past the day the adoption is finalized. This factsheet discusses common issues that come up for children and families during the foster-to-adoption process, how to support your child or youth through the transition, and resources available for help.

 

Application: This resource offers parents guidance on fostering attachment and facilitating the adjustment process during various developmental stages, along with valuable resources aimed at promoting permanency. It would be a great tool to use in foster parent training–both at the beginning and once they are going to experience this transition.

 

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

 

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