Foster families are in a unique position to help children in their care by providing a safe and stable home. They may parent children who have experienced loss and trauma. This may impact the way children interact with those around them, how they perceive their world, or how others perceive them. To support a child's social, emotional, and physical well-being, foster parents should be prepared to maintain the child's current connections with their birth parents and family members while building their own relationship with the child. The following resources provide information to better prepare foster parents to handle the ups and downs of parenting children in foster care.