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For youth who've been in the foster care system reuniting with biological family can be complicated. There are many challenges to overcome in re-creating a relationship and both youth and adults have expectations about what it will look like. Likewise foster care can also serve as a boundary between siblings and other family members as well. Fortunately there are a lot resources to assist youth and adults in re-building these important relationships in a healthy and safe way. What's important to remember is simply that all relationships family or not are consensual and that reunification is an effort that both parties of individuals must be knowledgeable and interested in.

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I'm very new to this...

I'm very new to this group, and I'm finding myself at the wrong end of the foster care system. I'm a grandparent whose three grandchildren have been removed from my daughter and son in law's custody. This was quite unexpected and has been a nightmare. I'm struggling with finding a way to help this process not be so traumatic for the children. Removing kids from their home and family and dropping them off at a stranger's home and expecting them to adjust and feel happy and secure is completely ludicrous as far as I'm concerned.

I'm very new to this...

I'm very new to this group, and I'm finding myself at the wrong end of the foster care system. I'm a grandparent whose three grandchildren have been removed from my daughter and son in law's custody. This was quite unexpected and has been a nightmare. I'm struggling with finding a way to help this process not be so traumatic for the children. Removing kids from their home and family and dropping them off at a stranger's home and expecting them to adjust and feel happy and secure is completely ludicrous as far as I'm concerned.

3 years ago I found my...

3 years ago I found my youngest brother a day before my mom passed away and was able to arrange for him to speak to her briefly before her passing. Since then we have talked on the phone a handful of times and text via Facebook frequently and tonight he asked about coming up and visiting me and my family. The question is what is the best way to bring this up to my husband and the rest of the family who is vaguely aware of his existence?

3 years ago I found my...

3 years ago I found my youngest brother a day before my mom passed away and was able to arrange for him to speak to her briefly before her passing. Since then we have talked on the phone a handful of times and text via Facebook frequently and tonight he asked about coming up and visiting me and my family. The question is what is the best way to bring this up to my husband and the rest of the family who is vaguely aware of his existence?

A Visit with Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden and RoyceSenator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., stopped by the FosterClub offices to speak to our Young Leaders. Read about the visit from #FosterClubLeader and creator of FosterFight.com, Royce Markley. More >

I'm very new to this...

I'm very new to this group, and I'm finding myself at the wrong end of the foster care system. I'm a grandparent whose three grandchildren have been removed from my daughter and son in law's custody. This was quite unexpected and has been a nightmare. I'm struggling with finding a way to help this process not be so traumatic for the children. Removing kids from their home and family and dropping them off at a stranger's home and expecting them to adjust and feel happy and secure is completely ludicrous as far as I'm concerned.

I'm very new to this...

I'm very new to this group, and I'm finding myself at the wrong end of the foster care system. I'm a grandparent whose three grandchildren have been removed from my daughter and son in law's custody. This was quite unexpected and has been a nightmare. I'm struggling with finding a way to help this process not be so traumatic for the children. Removing kids from their home and family and dropping them off at a stranger's home and expecting them to adjust and feel happy and secure is completely ludicrous as far as I'm concerned.

3 years ago I found my...

3 years ago I found my youngest brother a day before my mom passed away and was able to arrange for him to speak to her briefly before her passing. Since then we have talked on the phone a handful of times and text via Facebook frequently and tonight he asked about coming up and visiting me and my family. The question is what is the best way to bring this up to my husband and the rest of the family who is vaguely aware of his existence?

3 years ago I found my...

3 years ago I found my youngest brother a day before my mom passed away and was able to arrange for him to speak to her briefly before her passing. Since then we have talked on the phone a handful of times and text via Facebook frequently and tonight he asked about coming up and visiting me and my family. The question is what is the best way to bring this up to my husband and the rest of the family who is vaguely aware of his existence?

A Visit with Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden and RoyceSenator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., stopped by the FosterClub offices to speak to our Young Leaders. Read about the visit from #FosterClubLeader and creator of FosterFight.com, Royce Markley. More >

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