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May 1, 2023 37 mins

In honor of foster care awareness month, Tracy Wood has joined us to kickoff a series of episodes on the heart-wrenching, cup filling, love inspiring reality of fostering a child with a disability or special health care need. 

Having fostered dozens of children, Tracy shares that the secret to a happy child and a successful foster placement is to surround the child and their biological family with a village. Tracy goes into the details of how her relationship with her son's biological mother was transformed and of the person that benefits the most from their friendship...Gavin. 

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Sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs Program and the West Virginia Family 2 Family Health Information Center and Produced by the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

 

If you have a story that you would like shared on the podcast, please send us an email at courtney.ringstaff@hsc.wvu.edu

 

 

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