May is #NationalFosterCareMonth, while there are lots of things to note during this month with Foster Care, one thing a lot of people do not know is the importance of (ECI) for kids both under (required) and over (recommended) the age of three. There are so many things that these kids go through, especially if they are passed from home to home, and making sure that they, from an early age get the therapy they need, will help set them up for the future.
A lot of times, foster care kids are delayed in developmental practices because of lack of attention, if they have been in homes with lots of kids or just the trauma of moving homes at such a young age. While there are government-provided therapists for foster care kids, you can always get a referral from your doctor for a private home healthcare company like KidsCare, which will allow you to have the sessions in the comfort of your own home which is a familiar place for your child to learn and assist them with their developmental needs.
Victor is now 8 years old, and Berkeley is 11. Kaili and her wife share a wonderful family and are huge proponents of the Foster Care system. Because of this system, they were able to build their family with their beautiful boys.
As part of celebrating #NationalFosterCareMonth, we look to different ways in which we can assist both foster care families, but also the kids themselves. If you are in the foster care family system, do not hesitate to reach out to your local PCP to receive a referral for ECI for your kids through KidsCare Home Health, we would love to be able to help your family, just as it was done for Kaili’s!