series created by James Sayre, MD; produced
by Rose Films, Inc.
In these warm and inspirational videos,
parents speak openly about their experiences. They describe how
they relate to their children in ways that reflect kindness,
love and consideration, even in the harshest of urban environments.
A discussion guide is included with each video.
Families Talk About...Foster
In this video, experienced foster parents discuss why they decided
to foster children, how they handle the challenges they face,
and the rewards of helping children in crisis. Provides a good
introduction to world of foster parents, including:
- why they decided to become foster parents
- what foster children need
- how they deal with special problems a child might have
- being the child's advocate
- finding support from caseworkers, family, friends, and other
- their relationship with the child's biological parents
- coping when a foster child returns to his family
Video is 24 minutes long. Comes with discussion questions
and public performance rights. Available in English or dubbed
Nicole and Steve, who have adopted
three of their former foster children and currently foster two.
They discuss how they deal with the anger often expressed by
foster children. They also talk about the importance of being
a strong advocate for their children.
William and Xanthe, who have
six biological children and have fostered more than 20 over the
years. They discuss building a positive relationship with the
biological mother by reassuring her that her child is healthy
Melanie, the single mother of
three biological children and four adopted former foster children.
Melanie admits that not every foster relationship works out,
and discusses calling the caseworker for help with a teen.
Susan and Peter, who have a
biological child, an adopted child, and two foster children.
They discuss the anxiety they felt when they first considered