Holidays and big family gatherings are tough situations for introducing your foster or newly adopted children to the extended family. Your extended family may feel uneasy about your choice to be a foster/adoptive parent in the first place. Meeting the child may help this situation or confirm their fears. Here are 7 Ways to Prepare Yourself, Your Family, and Your Foster Child for Thanksgiving.
And remember - if you're going to be visiting a home that doesn't regularly host children or you know your kids are going to be bored - pack up a few craft supplies and have the kids make these hand print turkeys. These could be cute gifts for birth family in an adoptive or foster situation. Most parents love gifts that mark their child's stages of growth.
Select a project below and find simple to follow instructions.