National Reunification Month is celebrated in June of each year to recognize the people and efforts around the country that help families stay together. It is also a time to honor those who have overcome obstacles to providing a safe and loving home for their children and who can safely reunify as a family.
The goal of foster care is to provide temporary care for a child or adolescent. Foster parents and kinship caregivers keep kids safe and meet their ongoing needs until they return home to their birth parents or other family members. Through collaboration, foster parents, relative caregivers, caseworkers, and birth parents together can achieve the goal of reunification. Shared parenting, or co-parenting, benefits the child in care and their family members.
Please feel free to contact the Coalition at 414-475-1246 and ask to speak with one of our Resource Specialists to discuss this topic further. We have also included several resources below.
From the Champion Classrooms
- Foster Parents Supporting Birth Parents: Considerations for Success
- Working in Partnership With Birth Parents
- Seasons Change: Understanding Transition & Change for Foster Parents
From the Lending Library
- Fostering Across Wisconsin Newsletter: Breaking Through the Clouds: Dealing With Reunification Anxiety
- Learning to Let Go: Coping With Reunification Anxiety
- The Challenges of Foster Care: Grief and Loss
- Shared Parenting: Putting the Needs of Children First
Inspiration & Hope From No Matter What Families
- National Reunification Month
- Partnering With Birth Parents to Promote Reunification
- Generations United
- Birth Parent National Network (BPNN)
- Reunifying Families
- Resources for Parents With Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care
- Partnering With Birth Parents To Promote Reunification
- Partnering With Relatives to Promote Reunification
- Episode 41: Birth-Foster Parent Mentoring Teams