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“Grandparents have a really special role,” says WACAP’s Director of Social Services, Elana Roschy. Reflecting on her parents and the connection they have with her son, she smiles and says, “For them, as grandparents, the pressure is off.” The pressure is off because, for many grandparents, the comprehensive parenting responsibility goes away, while the ability to love a child stays put.
For those whose grandchildren join their family through adoption and foster care, the opportunity to enrich a child’s life is no less rich and rewarding. At WACAP, we’re privileged to celebrate the special and singular role grandparents play in the lives of the children and families we serve.
On behalf of WACAP, thank you to the grandparents and the soon-to-be grandparents opening their hearts to children.
WACAP is committed to providing lifelong support to families before and after adoption. Learn more about WACAP’s support services.
Written By: WACAP Communications Editor M. Harrel with contributors WACAP Director of Social Services Elana Roschy and Past Vice President of Social Services MaryAnn Curran.
Reprinted from WACAP Now Blog: https://wacap.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/five-tips-for-grandparents-welcoming-home-foster-and-adoptive-grandkids/
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