The first and primary goal of foster care is to reunite the kids in foster care with their birth families. This is how it should be. Family preservation is the best outcome for children, if their biological families can become healthy and safe. This means that foster parents should anticipate developing a partnership with their foster child’s parents as they work toward unification. This won’t be easy, says foster mom Kristy O’Neal, but it will be worth it, for many reasons.
In this article she addresses the benefits of working to building a strong relationship with your child’s foster parents and shares tips for making the relationship a successful and productive one.