FAW: Who Am I? About Identity


Who Am I? About Identity

Growing up is hard work. And no matter the circumstances, every person struggles with finding their place in the world and figuring out just who they are. Now imagine that you’ve been removed from your family by a stranger, and delivered to a strange home with people you’ve never met before. Everything that you once had as a touchstone to help you learn about your world, your environment, and your place in life is now just gone.

For many children and youth entering care, even moving into an environment that is culturally and ethnically the same or similar to what they have known, is going to require an adjustment. And, just like them, you and your family will need time to adjust, too.

Download: FAW Fall 2013

Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center
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