• Feel more confident in your parenting decisions.
  • Empower your kids to speak up for their needs.
  • Build a stronger relationship with your kids.
  • Find others going through the same issues.
  • More open communication for the whole family.
  • Have a safe place to come to when things get off track.


Resident kids won’t get lost in the shuffle.

Foster and adoptive parents receive training on how to support the new children coming into the home, but the children already in the home (resident siblings) are usually overlooked in these trainings which aren’t designed with their unique needs in mind. Now parents have specific support and training for your resident
children and the kids do too!

Reduce conflict and add an extra level of support.

You don’t have to hope that someday things will get better on their own or worry that you’ve waited too long. All families can start heading in a new direction today. The strategies you will learn can lead to stronger relationships with your resident kids and help you respond with confidence - even when things are challenging.

Discover the blind spots in your parenting goals.

When you know how fostering or adoption can impact the children already in the home, you can create change in your family that helps everyone. Sometimes it takes insight from others to identify new techniques and strategies that meet the often-overlooked needs of resident children.

Equip your child for a smooth transition.

Resident children often have unrealistic expectations for how easy it will be to add a new foster or adopted sibling to the family. Now they can be prepared for the real changes they may experience. They can have the coping skills they’ll need to make the transition easier. They will be prepared for how fostering or adoption affects them personally.

Increase your child’s empathy, understanding, and patience for newer children moving into the home.

By responding empathically to the needs of the children already in your home, you’ll build a firm foundation of connection and trust with them so that they can more easily feel empathy and have a greater understanding for the challenges that their new siblings are going through. This approach can reduce overall conflict in the family.