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ABOUT ME

Tina Bauer

Former foster youth, adoptee, and educator

Being passionate about coming alongside foster and adoptive parents is not just a dream I have - it's personal. I was adopted from foster care and so I've been where many of your kids are. I hope that I can offer you meaningful insight into parenting children who have lived through similar trauma and create a better foster care or adoption experience for them. In addition, my educational background and career experience are also both in child development, give me additional insight into how to best care for children. Thank you for trusting me to come alongside you in your parenting journey.

My Experiences and Specialties 

My experience in being adopted from foster care has come with knowledge in the following topics:

  • The impact of adoption on kids 

  • Honoring first families

  • Trauma informed parenting 

  • Closed adoption 

  • Search and reunification 

  • Trans-ethnic adoption and loss of cultural background

My experience in being in foster care has come with knowledge in the following topics:

  • The impact of foster care on kids especially in infancy and beyond 

  • Abuse and neglect in foster care

  • Trauma informed parenting 

  • Siblings in foster care

My experience in child development has come with knowledge in the following topics: 

  • Trauma informed teaching 

  • Supporting foster or adoptive parents in public education 

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