After you’ve been approved to adopt or foster, it can take some time until a child is placed with you. During that time, it can help to stay active in the adoption and foster care community and build your knowledge and readiness to parent a child who has experienced trauma and loss. Below are a series of articles designed to help prospective parents increase their capacity to parent successfully.
- Expanding Your View: Shortening Your Wait
- How to Bond with a Child in Foster Care or Adoption
- Key Factors and Characteristics of Successful Resource Parents Who Care for Older Youth: A Systematic Review of Research
- Tips from Preteens and Teens
- Nine Qualities of Successful Foster and Adoptive Parents
- Developing the Characteristics of Successful Foster or Adoptive Parents
- Becoming Your Own Advocate: Learning to be Assertive
- Considering Concurrent Planning: Is It Right for You?