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As a foster parent, dealing with attachment issues experienced by children in care can be challenging. Covering what an attachment disorder is to helpful tips for coping with it, our guide will provide help, support and advice for foster carers who are taking care of young children exhibiting signs, or who are already diagnosed with, attachment disorders. Attachment disorders are described as psychiatric illnesses that can develop in young children, toddlers or teenagers who struggle to develop emotional attachments to others. Many children with attachment issues have had severe problems in their early relationships. For example, they may have suffered...

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The foster care reunification process is inevitably the end goal for many children in care. However, this isn’t always the easiest process to deal with – from both the child’s perspective, and the perspective of the foster family. As a foster carer, showing your support for the reunification of children and their biological parents is vital to ensure a transition which is as smooth as possible. Learn tips on how to support the child reunification process now. Reunification is the reunion of children in foster care returning to live with their birth parents or guardians. This is usually the end...

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Integrating a foster child into your home can come with its challenges. If you’re struggling to bond and create that emotional connection with them – try not to worry. It’s likely your new addition to the family has been through a lot in their past – and may take a while to warm up to you. However, there are many things you can do to help build up that connection. Learn our top 10 ways of communicating with children that can help your foster child feel like one of the family and establish trust. Wondering how to connect with a...

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