What Are Common Myths About Foster Care?

 

What foster care myths are untrue? 

In this video Rita Soronen of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption discusses the common myths and misperceptions surrounding children in foster care.

The myths and misperceptions surrounding our children in foster care often create barriers to their movement to permanency. It's important to understand the misperceptions that these children are too old to live with a family, that they have too many challenges "that they couldn't possibly fit into a family", that it is too expensive to adopt. It's important to know that these are children who thrive and need the support and being surrounded by a family like any other child. And that those myths and misperceptions that they can't fit in to a family are simply that, myths and misperceptions.

Posted by Rita Soronen

For more than 30 years, Rita Soronen has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children, providing leadership for local, state and national efforts working to improve the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, while striving to assure safe and permanent homes for North America’s children.


Website: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/


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