There are a lot of misconceptions out there about foster care and adoption.
Whether it’s the idea that adoption is a backup plan for those struggling with infertility or the myth that biological parents don’t want or love their children, it’s time to replace these misconceptions with the truth.
In this episode of SHE, I spoke with foster and adoptive mom Laura Hackney about the well-intentioned but misplaced ideas people often have about foster care and adoption.
Tune into this candid conversation to learn:
- Why adoption shouldn’t be seen as an infertility treatment or a backup plan
- Why the idea that kids who are in foster care “aren’t wanted” or “aren’t loved” by their birth families is untrue
- The importance of open relationships with birth families
- Well-intentioned but misplaced statements people often say about fostering or adopting and what to say instead
- How to hold space for both joy and grief in the adoption process
- The importance of being the story holder for your foster or adoptive child and what that may look like
- Books and resources that can help you understand trauma responses
We get really honest about the things we’ve heard and the complicated emotions that come with adoption.
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