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September/October 2015Vol. 16, No. 7Coping With Reunification Anxiety

Foster parents play an important role in providing safe and stable environments for children who have entered into their care through the child welfare system. While reunification is the primary goal of foster care, it is not always easy for foster families to let go of the children entrusted to their care. A tip sheet from the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center defines what reunification anxiety is, discusses how both foster families and the foster children that they care for can experience reunification anxiety, and provides ways for foster parents to cope and effectively manage reunification anxiety.

Learning to Let Go: Coping With Reunification Anxiety is available on the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center’s website at (608 KB).