We are honored to be presenting at the Tapestry Conference again this year. The theme for this year’s conference is “Big Questions. Honest Answers. Real Hope.” We have been asked to talk about the importance of birth families to foster and adoptive kids.
Here is the summary of our session:
Adopted and foster children share a deeply personal connection with their birth families regardless of the circumstances of their removal, relinquishment, or abandonment. Yet adoptive and foster parents often struggle to fully understand this reality and to know how to respond. As both adoptive and foster parents, Ryan and Kayla have walked this journey with their children and the varying degrees of contact they have with their birth families. In this session they will talk openly and honestly about the blessings and challenges of navigating a child’s connection to birth family, and how to help your child develop an accurate understanding of their past and a healthy identity, while also honoring everyone involved.