#20: The Bitter and Sweet of Foster Care Reunification with Jamie Finn

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"I couldn't do foster care because I'd never be able to give them back."

How many times have you heard this, said this, felt this? There's no doubt, it's so hard to love and care for a child and then return him to his family. And yet...

Lisa sat down with Jamie Finn to talk about the bitter and the sweet of loving children and then letting them go. Jamie shares her journey from viewing herself as the rescuer of children to being a loving support to them and their birth families.

This was a beautiful conversation - we hope you enjoy it.

Relevant Links

Jamie writes at Foster the Family Blog

Connect with Jamie on Instagram or Facebook

Learn more about the Foster the Family non-profit

Listen to Jamie interview Lisa

Listen to Jamie interview Melissa

Mentor Moments:

This week Lisa and Melissa answer the question:

"My extended family expects us to join in the family holiday gathering. My kids are doing pretty well, but I want to set them up for success and minimize the chances of a huge meltdown. Can you give me some ideas?"