Foster youth say they want to discuss sex, love, and relationships with their foster parents, but some are embarrassed or feel uncomfortable starting the conversation. The same holds true for foster parents. They often don’t know what to say, how to say it, or when to start. This guide offers some ideas to help foster parents strengthen their relationships with foster youth. It also offers some ideas on how best to communicate about sex, love, and relationships.
Foster parents provide children in need with a safe, supportive and stable environment during challenging times. There are hundreds of children in Nova Scotia in need of foster care. If you’re a stable, healthy adult with patience, understanding and love to give, you may have what it takes to give a child the home environment they desperately need.
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