Since 1978, Dr. David and Jayne Schooler have been working with foster and adopted children and families.  This month we are excited to bring you this exclusive Backstage Pass interview where they share with us all that they have learned over the years, about the impact that fostering and adoption can have on biological and other permanent children in our homes.

Listen in to find out the 5 known impacts on biological children that you should be aware of, considerations you should pay attention to, strategies for staying connected, and pitfalls to watch out for.  David shares two important questions you can ask your kids, and two important things you can do with your kids to help them get out of their “frustration box.”  Also, Jayne shares some encouraging research showing positive future outcomes for the biological siblings of foster and adopted children.

Dr. David and Jayne Schooler have been both foster and adoptive parents.  Both David and Jayne are recognized nationally and internationally as speakers/trainers in the field of trauma, adoption and foster care.

David holds a Th.D. in pastoral counseling. He has served in the pastoral and counseling ministry for over 40 years. He currently serves as counselor and pastoral care for Back2Back Ministries in Mason, Ohio.  Much of his current focus is on working with adults who have a lifetime impact of early childhood trauma.

Jayne is a national and international trainer in the field of trauma, adoption and foster care.  Jayne is the author/co-author of eight books in field of child welfare including: Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past. She holds a Master’s Degree in Life Issues Counseling.