Therapy for Children in Foster/Kinship Care
Most children in foster care could benefit from therapy to help them adjust to the losses and changes they are experiencing. It is sometimes up to their foster parents or kinship care providers to advocate that they get these services.
The foster care agency may already have a therapist that they want the child to see or the child may arrive in your home already in therapy. Sometimes, however, foster parents need to be proactive in finding a therapist for their foster child.
Creating a Family has many resources to help understand what type of therapy is most effective and how to find such a therapist. Our resource page for Adoption Therapy in our A-Z Adoption Resources offers tools and supports that will help you find the right match for a foster child as well as an adopted child.
Scroll to the very bottom of this page to see the resources we have on therapy for children in foster or kinship care in the form of blogs, radio shows/podcasts, tip sheets, fact sheets and expert Q & A’s.