Sometimes love just isn’t enough.
All foster and adopted children have experienced loss and trauma. This can include time in an orphanage, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or death of their biological parents. All adopted children have to grieve the fact that their biological parents relinquished them, whether by choice, force, or death. These experiences leave children with emotional, psychological, relational, and, often times, physical pain.
As a result, children who have experienced trauma often struggle receiving the love that caring adults want to give, and result in challenging behaviors.
Adopted and foster children can face:
The fact is, all adoptive and foster parents receive training before children are placed in their homes. This training, however, often leaves parents ill-equipped to manage the behaviors and emotions of their children because it just isn’t enough. Parents are left feeling confused and overwhelmed by what their children need in the midst of everyday struggles.
While child-placing agencies, churches, support groups, and even extended families have great intentions to help, traditional support systems aren’t enough. Everyday we see desperate parents — unsupported and ill-equipped to help their children.
This is where Chosen steps in. Chosen exists to holistically meet the unique needs of vulnerable children and their parents. Our customized three-fold approach to adoption and foster care support creates environments where hurting children can heal and thrive.
Chosen’s three-fold approach
Trained and experienced mentors
Families are matched with experienced parents who have a similar adoption or foster situation. Mentors are trained in trauma-informed techniques that foster and adopted children need and give regular and on-going support at no cost.
Parents will have access to Child Parent Relationship Therapy through a counseling center partner at no cost to the family. This evidence-based therapy promotes attachment between parents and children with a proven track-record of success.
Trauma-informed coaching & resources
Parents receive Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) training with one-on-one coaching from our TBRI Practitioners. Coaches also provide best-in-class resources specific to the developmental and behavioral issues they are facing.