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Holiday Wishes and Foster Children

Perspective from a Longtime FCNI Social Worker
Jamie Stablein, Crisis-Stabilization Foster Care Supervisor
October, 27, 2015

Every year, when I hear from staff that it is time to gather wish lists from our children, youth and families and submit them for Sponsor a Child, I generally respond with a sigh. Why a sigh? Because asking a child to identify gift(s) for their wish list is often met with confusion, resistance or other equally charged emotions. I have to remind myself that my excitement and enthusiasm for Sponsor a Child is not their experience.

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