With nearly a week of social distancing under our belt, our time at home with kids who have experienced abuse and neglect has taught us a few things. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the constant feed of seemingly new information. Our children absorb our stress and struggle to manage their negative behaviors. The pressure to parent 24/7 while keeping the house clean and holding down a job is high. More than 47% of FosterAdopt Connect’s staff have direct personal experience with foster care and adoption, and an even larger percent are parents. We get it. And we’re right here with you.
Here are a few tips and resources to help navigate your time at home with foster and adopted kids. Identify what will help your family, take a deep breath, and do what you can.