Children adopted by their foster parents may have lived with their families for a long time, but they might need help adjusting when their status changes from foster child to permanent family member. Find resources in this section to help foster/adoptive parents guide children through this transition.
Developing and Supporting Families in Transitioning From Foster Care to Adoption [Video Webinar]
Presents a video webinar on the importance of developing and supporting families who are adopting children from foster care. The video reviews strategies to help child welfare caseworkers improve the services they offer families and offers suggestions for child welfare program managers who want to enhance their agency support for families who are adopting from out-of-home care.
Helping Families Build Relationships From Foster Care to Adoption
Our Lady of the Lake University (2018)
Discusses how change can be a challenge for children transitioning from foster care into an adoptive home and provides advice on how to give the child stability, where to go for assistance, and ways to make the transition easier.
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How to Explain a Move to a Child in Foster Care: Moving a Child in Foster Care to Another Foster Home or to a Foster Adopt Home
Explores how parents can help children in foster care adjust to new placements, including an adoptive home. The resource provides a step-by-step guide for ways to make the transition go more smoothly.
Receiving an Adoptive Placement
Guides prospective parents through the foster care-to-adoption transition process and includes suggestions about preplacement visits and welcoming a new child.
Transitioning Your Child From Foster Care to Adoption
Creating a Family
Shares ideas to help a child transitioning from foster care to adoption prepare for the change and deal with challenges they may face during this time.