Millions of Americans have one thing easily in reach – their smartphone. The device they pick up has a good chance of being an Apple product. Today, the company announced a new initiative aimed at improving safety for children, but that good goal may come with unintended consequences for foster parents.
Before I knew, I had opinions. Before I knew, I thought I understand. Getting close to foster care quickly broke down stereotypes and biases in my mind.
A fallen tree, no power and two really hyped up little boys, what better way to start your very first foster care placement.
Just like educators, child welfare workers are rewriting the rules of engagement on the fly. That now includes virtual visits with parents. Here's my thoughts after our third one.
Sometimes adoption is painful. Sometimes its in the post-adoption phase. Today, it was in the pre-adoptive phase. We said goodbye today.