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Issue #19
Making the Most of Visits

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When children go into foster care, visits are a chance for families to maintain and strengthen the bonds they share. But visits can also bring out all the stress, sadness, and anger that families feel.

In this issue, parents show how they’ve made visits a special time despite the stress of supervision and the pain of saying good-bye. Parents and parent advocates call on the system to further improve visiting conditions and supports so that more families can successfully reunify.

Eat, Play, Love
Visits helped me become a good mother.

‘Your Actions Are Setting You Back’
Losing my temper in visits hurt my case.

Standing in Your Child’s Shoes
How to meet your child’s needs during visits.

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