Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, and Alissa Imre Geis

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Will I live with my parents again? Will I stay with my foster parents forever? For children in foster care, the answer to many questions is often "maybe." Maybe Days addresses the questions, feelings, and concerns these children most often face.

Honest and reassuring, it also provides basic information that children want and need to know, including the roles of various people in the foster care system and whom to ask for help.

An extensive afterword for adults caring for foster children describes the child's experience, underscores the importance of open communication, and outlines a variety of ways to help children adjust to the "maybe days"--and to thrive.

From the Note to Foster Parents and Other Adults:

The enormity of adjustment that children in foster care are asked to make is hard to over-state. Children in foster care may experience and express a range of feelings, many of which may emerge during the reading of this book. Multiple feelings may occur at the same time and may include:
Relief and a sense of safety
  • Happiness and a sense of enjoyment
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Fear or worry
  • Confusion
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Sense of loss
Some children respond well to verbal discussion about their feelings....Keep in mind that asking questions and encouraging activities can be useful for some children, but it is not always necessary and is never a substitute for simply listening.

Publisher: Magination Press
Published: 12/15/2001
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 9.80h x 7.80w x 0.10d
ISBN: 9781557988027
Age: Ages 4-8