Having a new foster child arrive at your house is always an incredible experience, but there's more to a new placement than the initial commotion when they arrive.
Maybe it was because I had more to deal with than just what toy I wanted to share, or maybe I've just changed as I've gotten older... I'm not sure what exactly has happened, but I just know that I've almost felt a little but awkward when our most recent placements have arrived. I hate feeling like that, because I know I never felt like that when I was younger.
No matter how I feel when a new child arrives at our home, I try not to let them know. Super excited, anxious, nervous... It doesn't matter how I'm feeling when they come. It only matters how the child is feeling, and how comfortable they can become in their new environment.
You might feel a variety of emotions with each placement that you take in. As far as I can tell, it's perfectly normal to feel all kinds of feelings, even with just a single placement. Just keep in mind that no matter what you're feeling, the child's feelings come first.
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