My Catholic beliefs influence all that I do and are a main contributing factor to my desire to help others.
It is very important for the mental, emotional and spiritual growth of a child to understand their native culture and language. Parents that are educated about and sensitive towards cultural values, religion, beliefs and customs can help a child feel they belong in their new home. The entire household, including other children, should be ready to embrace the cultural differences. This understanding and respect, known as cultural competency, can make your children more sensitive to others and help prevent bullying of children with a different cultural background. It is also beneficial for foster parents of children from different cultural backgrounds to be educated and to influence and instruct the children that come in and out of their homes. Teaching children how to respect diversity, keep an open mind, and be fair towards others are great life lessons for future generations. Allow your child to learn his/her native language and heritage. Parent lessons are also available to help your child adjust and offer support and cultural understanding.
I am K-12 Chinese and ESL certified so am equipped to assist with a variety of language needs. I will meet with your family to learn your adoption story and create a custom plan designed to make the transition a positive experience for everyone involved.