Preparing the Kids in Your Home for Fostering


In addition to parents worrying about the adjustments they will have to make when a child in care enters their home, the children already in the home will have to face big changes to their daily life and their family structure as they know it. Some children will adjust with ease, while others will feel a level of anxiety and fear about what’s to come. This tip sheet will help educate your family on how to prepare for fostering and identify ways to find support and address safety.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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