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How can I best support my daughter, mom, and/or sister?

Validate their concerns and allow them to grieve. The decision to place a child with another family is fraught with many often complicated emotions. Many women feel isolated while in the decision making process and after placement. Be supportive; encourage them to communicate their feelings and be ready to listen to them when they are ready to talk. Check in and be persistent while also giving them time to process and grieve. This is not a linear process and needs will change over time.

Thank you for recognizing the importance of post-placement support: