We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Foster Parent Support Group!
You are our heroes! You have bravely opened your hearts and homes to kids in need. Any transition into or involving parenting is full of both joy and stress as you navigate a significant change from life as you knew it. When fostering, this change brings particular challenges practically, emotionally, and relationally that may be unexpected and difficult to explain. These challenges can be best understood by others who are walking or have walked this journey of foster care.
Facilitators: This gathering will be co-faciliated by two AFHK volunteers, Lianne Lim, who is a Project Bridge foster parent and an APCPA registered counselor, and Staci England, a US-trained social worker.
Cost: This group is free of charge, but donations are welcome to help cover venue and operational costs and ensure these meetings can continue.
Food: As a free event, food will not be provided, but please feel free to bring in food as you need or if would like to share with others.
Other: For hygiene reasons, the venue requires all visitors to wear socks.
Regarding Children: AFHK very much supports parent-child interaction and presence and discourages excessive separations in the early stages of children joining their families. However due to the sensitive nature of discussions at times, as well as venue and staffing constraints, we are not able to provide childcare or allow children at this event. Thank you for your understanding.
Certificate of Attendance: Participants can also choose to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for participation in this event. We hope this certificate may support an adoption or foster application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption or fostering.
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