Reunification of Families Blog.
Foster care is not a permanent solution. Children in care can and do return to their families. Achieving permanency for children is the fundamental aim of foster care. In conjunction with social workers a plan for reunification will be made. It is important to be informed of the process and committed to its application.
In most cases the birth families will have maintained communication with their child and will have been informed of their progress.
Their continued presence makes the process of reunification much easier. During the child’s period in care, their families will have had time and support to address the issues which lead to it. The aim is that the child re-enters a more hospitable, nurturing environment.
Of course, this process can also be very stressful for the child involved. It is important to take into consideration how they feel and address the concerns they may have.
Team LondonFostering Blog.