After Adoption From Foster Care
Children come into foster care due to abuse or neglect, or, sometimes, due to the abuse or neglect experienced by their siblings. Nationwide, 54 percent of children adopted from the foster care system were adopted by their foster parents (See AFCARS report 17*). In this section find topics relevant to families who have adopted children from foster care, such as adjusting to the change in the child’s legal status, sibling concerns, transracial and transcultural adoption, and parenting children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
- Transitioning foster children to adoptive children
- Transracial adoption
- Parenting children who have experienced abuse and neglect
|Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2012 - 12 pages|
|Summarizes how foster/adoptive parents can help their child make the emotional adjustment to being an adopted child. Children and youth may not clearly comprehend the difference between being a foster child versus being an adopted child in the same family. This factsheet provides suggestions for talking with children about the changes from foster care to adoption, helping them understand their own histories and losses, helping them cope with trauma and transfer attachments, and useful resources.|
A Child's Journey Through Placement
Provides professionals, parents, and others with knowledge and skills needed for understanding and working with children and families involved in the child placement process, focusing on the feelings, needs, and behaviors of the child.