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Using pain to change hearts – Kid Hero Foster Care and Adoption Blog – Foster Parents Article

As foster and adoptive parents, we are no strangers to pain — our own and that of our children. We live and breathe it far more often than we would like. We recognize that our children’s pain is their trauma and is part of their story, and that it is often part of the healing process. We understand that pain is part of walking this journey, picking up pieces, healing hurts and doing our best with the heaviness of it…

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Giving up perfect – Kid Hero Foster Care and Adoption Blog – Foster Parents Article

When we became foster parents, one of the most daunting parts was the feeling I needed to be perfect. No one ever imposed this on me – it was my own, unrealistic idea. When I think back to our first years of home visits, I can’t help but laugh. Our house was spotless, our kids wore dressy clothes and everyone was wearing a smile. We wanted our social workers to know we were good, competent parents. Somehow, we thought the…

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