We believe in you and your power to make a difference in the lives of your children, but it can be challenging.  

Adoptive, foster and kinship children and their families are often misunderstood!  We believe you deserve the best training and the support of trained professionals and educators!

I sat in a specialist's office this week, talking about symptoms and behaviors.  We had been chatting about family sizes, and he had mentioned that in comparison to our family of ten, four feels like nothing. But when the doctor said to me that his four children were all adopted. Our eyes met with an understanding. 

We did not have to say a word about the challenges he was facing in his home. I already knew.  His next words have been haunting me. 

"The outside world has no idea."

Laura Hernandez

Founder of MamaSystems and adoptive mom of ten

Adopted, Foster and Kinship children will often struggle with seven core issues throughout their lifetime:
  1. Loss
  2. Rejection
  3. Shame
  4. Grief
  5. Identity and Belonging
  6. Intimacy and Trust
  7. Mastery and Control
iCARE4 Adoptive And Foster Families is your "Go-To' Source

Children who have been separated from a birth family and other childhood traumas are unique. They often do not “feel safe” because of what they experienced before coming into the family.  Parents can become stressed, anxious, angry and confused when traditional parenting strategies do not work.  Having a full understanding of attachment trauma and strategies that bring healing are critical to your child’s success.

Healing can happen through attachment based interventions that strengthen the bond between you and your child and in collaboration with trained schools and providers. We know how confusing it is to wade through the sea of books, workshops, webinars and training programs available by multiple support providers out there.

iCARE4 Adoptive And Foster Families makes it easy for you to connect with the best evidence-based fundamental training for the best possible outcomes in raising children with attachment trauma.

We believe the most important place to start is with the fundamental educational programs provided by: