REBLOG: Christy B- That First Night in Foster Care .

But before I dig in to the “HOW,” I want to explore the “WHY,” and that requires taking some time to step into your foster child’s shoes (as much as is possible) when they come into your care. As much as you try to be a kind, good foster parent, the bottom line is you are a stranger, and everything about your house and your toys and your food is strange. It’s really important that we foster parents internalize this truth: the experience of coming into your home is yet another traumatic event in this child’s life.

That First Night in Foster Care —

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