May 07, 2014// News, Uncategorized

Foster Care Counts on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Jeanne, the founder of Foster Care Counts, was on “Tell Me More”, a nationally-broadcast radio show on NPR, talking about foster parenting and Foster Mother’s Day.

“Children across the country will be rolling out the breakfast trays and handmade cards for Mother’s Day. But the holiday brings up mixed feelings for many foster mothers and their children.

‘It can be really confusing for a child when there’s Mother’s Day and the child is supposed to celebrate their ‘new mom,’ says Cris Beam, author of To The End of June: An Intimate Life of American Foster Care. ‘The child is still really attached, and it’s a complicated holiday, and they need sometimes a new way to think about this other parent.’

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Jeanne at NPR