Adoption and Foster families

Children in foster care can be incredibly vulnerable and unsettled, Huggable Heroes may be used to help them to transition smoothly from the life they were used to, to their new situation. By having familiarity and comfort in the form of a Huggable Hero they are able to still cuddle their loved ones and feel close to them. In the case of adoption, new families may decide on Huggable Heroes of birth parents or family members, to keep the link with their new child’s past. They can also be used during the transitional period between foster family and adoptive family whereby a child can be given Huggable heroes of their new family to encourage familiarity and help establish a connection. This can also work to help introduce existing family members, specifically children, to the new addition.