Child Placement and Placement Transition

When a child is removed from a home and placed in foster care, it is disruptive and confusing for the child:

“Children removed from their homes and placed in foster care often feel confused, sad, scared, and worried about their family. The move is usually unexpected, leaving them feeling traumatized and out of control. Often, they can’t understand why they had to leave their family and move in with strangers. Every child is unique; therefore, every child will adjust differently. Even older children who may understand the reasons for placement will still struggle with adjustment and fear of the unknown. Being patient and trying to see the situation from the child’s point of view is fundamental to their adjustment.”  – Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

Read more from ODJFS: “Helping Children Adjust & Integrate into the Home”