Truth…Parenting is hard, but those little moments of sweetness can make the tough days bearable. But what happens when those moments feel few and far between?
Often in our foster care and adoption journeys the struggle to connect with our children can be an all too frequent reality. Join us as we welcome Chris and Kaitlin and have a real conversation about connecting when connection is hard. It’s a tough conversation to have, but one that many of us need to face.
0:00 – Intro
1:15 – A Beginning in the World of Foster Care
4:12 – The First Experience with a Placement
8:35 – The Beginning of the Real Journey
9:35 – The Mixed Emotions of Adoption Day
10:40 – An Amazing Creative Beginning
11:25 – Day One of ‘Now I’m Mom’ to this Amazing Person
17:17 – Managing School Life and Home Life
21:04 – Connecting With Teachers and Making Them Part of the Team
23:09 – Setting Expectation as a Parent
34:58 – Let’s Have a Little Fun With This!
35:56 – Understanding in the Community
36:25 – Tactics That Work
41:18 – Continuing the Conversation with Resources
43:10 – Connect With Us!
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