My husband and I have been very fortunate to have supportive family members in our decision to foster and then later to adopt. This is especially true when it comes to our parents. They have been awesome grandparents to all of our foster, adopted, and birth children.
I have created several tips and ideas for other grandparents who may struggle with knowing how to be a grandparent to a foster or adopted child. This can be especially difficult for those grandparents who don't agree with their child's decision to become a foster and/or adoptive parent.
- 10 Ways for Grandparents to Welcome a Foster Child into the Family
Some grandparents tend to go one of two ways with a new child, overly loving to the point of ignoring other children in the family to avoidance of the new child. Go slow and try these 10 tips on how to welcome a new child into your family.
- 15 Ways to Be a Grandparent to a Foster or Newly Adopted Child
Some grandparents struggle making a connection with a child they have not helped co-parent since birth. Here are several ideas to help grandparents make that connection with a new child.
- Grandparents - How to Support Your Foster Parenting Child
A special note to grandparents because not everyone is supportive of the decision to become a foster or adoptive parent.
- Adoption and Grandparents - How One Grandma Tries to Create a Connection
An article written by my mother-in-law, who has been a wonderful grandmother to our several foster children, 3 adopted children, and our birth daughter. She makes it a point to get to know each child, over time.