Boundaries are the “rules” that create safety and common understandings of accepted behaviour in our homes and families. In this article, we will look at what we mean by boundaries, examine some of our beliefs and assumptions about appropriate behaviour for children, and then learn how we can communicate these expectations to our children, in a manner that makes them feel safe and respected in the home.Transitions are a common and often challenging aspect for children who are unable to be cared for by their family of origin. Moving a child into a new home is a life altering event. Transitions can be experienced many times and in many ways by the time (and if) a child-youth reaches the transition stage to an adoptive family and permanent home.