Life in Limbo®

An interactive role-play workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care

Experience Life in Limbo®

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child in foster care? Or a foster parent? Or how a mom can lose her child to foster care.

Life in Limbo is an interactive workshop by Fostering Great Ideas. In this role play about foster care, participants step into the shoes of birth parents, foster parents, and the displaced children – and learn what it feels like to live their lives.

The 90-minute Life in Limbo workshop is transforming for all, whether you are just beginning foster care awareness or are looking for an advocacy or training tool for an established ministry or organization.

Participants grow in empathy for all affected as they learn about the complexities of the child protective system and how to advocate for these children. Today, over 7,000 people have participated in the dynamic experience of Life in Limbo – in the US, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

Life in Limbo experiential workshop is for:

  • General public wanting to better understand foster care or vulnerable population stress
  • Conferences  – Keynote, plenary, and workshops
  • Community and Faith groups
  • Community Leaders
  • Pastors or Counselors
  • Educators
  • Child welfare professionals
  • Current and Prospective Foster Parents
  • Anyone helping children who are experiencing uncertainty

We would love to bring Life in Limbo to your community!

How Life in Limbo works:

  • Keynote or Plenary Session – we come to you and facilitate the 1.5 hour workshop
  • Train the Trainer – we train your team to be a licensed facilitator of Life in Limbo

Get started with Life in Limbo today:

What Participants Say: Life in Limbo Feedback

Each Life in Limbo participant receives a follow-up survey for improvement and feedback. With 95% positive ratings, participants find the workshop powerful and moving:

“Engaging and informative”

“This was amazing! I only went on a whim but everyone who has any connection to adoption should go through this training. Kudos!!”

“Emotional and impactful experience”

“I didn’t know what to expect going into Life in Limbo.

To be honest, I went into it thinking that there is no way that a simulation experience could ever really help me understand the ins and outs of foster care. I am happy to say that I was completely wrong!

It really did help me “walk a mile in their shoes” when it came to understanding the feelings and frustrations of being a child in foster care.

The sad part is that this was just a one hour experience for me and yet it is the 24/7 life for children all over the world…

[These children] are not “foster children” – they are children! They are the most vulnerable people in our world and they deserve our love, our compassion and our time. They need us to give them hope – what are we waiting for?”

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