I’ve heard it said many times that all foster children have some degree of special needs. And while that may be entirely true, there comes a point in your child’s care when your intuition will start telling you something else is just “off.” As a foster parent you learn to expect the fall out and trauma that any new foster child must navigate and work through. You know you could be dealing with nightmares, insecurities, acting out, and academic delays just to name a few. So how can you tell if there is an underlying cause that is not from the external environment and circumstances? When should you seek out help? And what can you handle yourself?