It's a perfectly normal fear to have, and one we hear quite often. The length of time you care for this child can vary, but the things that happen during that time is life-changing for them. They experience love, activities and emotions that they may never get the chance to experience. They grow, learn and change while in your care. You comfort them when they cry, through rough nights and hard days - you're there for them. The fact is, it's okay to get attached.
Foster Friday: How long will a child or youth be staying?
The length of time that a foster child or youth will be staying depends on the circumstances. Some will reunite with their biological parent and some are awaiting adoption. Some placements will last through until the young person becomes independent in which case you will be responsible for teaching valuable life skills for when they become independent.
You can choose the age of the child or young person that you adopt. ... See MoreSee Less
October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Children in foster care can have significant mental health issues compared to the general population. Trauma, frequent transitions between homes and broken family relationships contribute to the struggle that a foster child goes through on a daily basis. Today we recognize the importance of mental health programs and continue to raise awareness on this very important topic.
If you struggle from mental health issues, talk to someone or seek help. You are not alone.
#reunification #fostercare #makeadifferenceFor the record, I love your adoption pictures. They make my face smile and my heart soar. Celebrating adoption is a wonderful thing. BUT when those are the only pictures we all see, it creates the perception that adoption is the only “happily ever after” of foster care. • Then there’s this picture. I love everything about it. Mom and baby happy and together. Foster family fading into the background but standing behind them, ready to support. Every one in the picture in solidarity of loving this little girl. • Tears poured down my face when I saw this picture. This is a picture of reunification. This is a picture of what foster care can and should be. • From: Fostering a Family- Lindsay Emswiler ... See MoreSee Less
A child that has been in the foster care system often has a hard time finding a home because they act out. With lots of patience, a child can flourish in foster care. Every child deserves a safe space to call home.