How Fostering Can Positively Impact Birth Children

Foster Parent and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Member, Diane Lanni, interviews her adult birth daughter about being a child of foster parents. It is a common theme heard during RPC classes that resource families worry about the negative impact that bringing children with trauma histories into their home will have on their birth children. In this podcast, Meghan Lanni shares the many ways being part of a foster home actually increased her comfort when transitioning to college, nurtured her enjoyment of diversity, taught her flexibility and resilience when tackling the tasks of adulthood, and overall becoming a compassionate community member. All the while offering some honest insights into some of the challenges of translating the experience to friends and family.

"I enjoyed almost confusing people because it made people think differently of what a family actually is."

How Fostering Can Positively Impact Birth Children