A group photo of the first gathering held last summer in Seattle.
A unique partnership has been developed between foster and birth parents in the United States. Named the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership, it hosted its first meeting in Seattle last summer.
The partnership is aimed at changing the current environment surrounding foster parents and birth parents.
“We’re trying to make shifts in culture,” said Meryl Levine, senior associate for the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds. “We want to elevate parents’ voices and let stories be heard to improve policy and practice and keep families together.”