Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights*
- All families change overtime and sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad
- Children need to know that when this happens, it's not their fault
- Recommended for ages 4-10
by JulieNelson andillustrated by Mary Gallagher
All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, its not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
32 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 9 x 9, ages 410
About the Author: Julie Nelson is passionately committed to supporting societys most highly stressed children. She is a teacher and home visitor for the Families Together Preschool, a nonprofit early intervention program, and an instructor at the University of Minnesota Center for Early Education and Development.