Foster parents have one of the hardest jobs I can imagine. First they’re asked to take a child in need into their family and life and to love and protect that child, then they must allow that child to leave and go back to their original family. To be able to open your heart up like that takes tremendous courage, and it’s no surprise that both foster parents and foster children can suffer from reunification anxiety. The Child Welfare Information Gateway and Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center have produced a great guide for coping with reunification anxiety. I highly recommend any foster parent check it out.
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