Aiding security and connection with your Foster Child

1Struggling to teach your foster child the concept of what it means to have a nurturing and loving mommy and daddy? Then try the following amazing activity with your foster child…

Make a picture book of you and your partner doing nurturing and fun activities with your foster child. Every photo must be of you together, doing things such as: doctoring an “eina”, or the child sleeping in your arms, or of you playing together, etc.  This simple book will remind him/her that you are a fun-filled, loving and caring family. Make several copies, and leave it out where he/she can have easy access to it. It will most definitely aid and stimulate the bonding process as well.  Note that the attached image is just an example, please use your or your child’s own creativity!

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About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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