Working with Birth Parents

When a child in foster care enters your home, you are prepared for many of their reactions and feelings. You know they may be scared, grieving, angry, and hurting. But as a foster parent, you are not caring for just that child alone – you likely also have a lot of interactions and conversations with that child’s birth parents, or other members of his family.

Like many skills in foster care and adoption, working with birth parents is one honed over time, with patience and a bit of guidance. Join us for an educational evening with a trainer who has been there, done that and wants to answer your questions. Learn new skills for engaging and communicating with birth family members who have come into your life through fostering children. This may also be an insightful training for those who have continued contact post adoption.

Peg Cadd is a trainer, mentor, and parent through foster care, adoption, and birth. She and her husband Rick have been foster parents for over 30 years. Their family includes 14 children (10 adopted from foster care) and eight grandchildren, and their experience includes fostering many different children-from medically fragile infants to teen moms and their babies. Peg believes in shared parenting and keeping contact with birth families. Peg also has had over 20 years in the early childhood field including Head Start. She firmly believes that, “if we work together as a team, we can make a difference in the lives of our children.”

$15/particiapant or $60/agency group
Attend via webinar from the comfort of your home or office, or join us at the Coalition office in Milwaukee
Click here to register
Questions? Contact us via email or call 414-475-1246

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