I am approved to be a foster parent. I expect to be Adopting children from the foster system and it isn't emotionally easy. There is a potential that I will have a child in my care that I will have to let go. I never thought I would do this but when I saw the extent of the need at the foster parent orientation I knew I could make a difference.
"Am I strong enough to love this child and possibly let him go?"
"Yes, there is pain and grief in foster care. Everything in life can bring pain and grief. I promise that it is worth the grief and you will be blessed by the children that you bring into your home. My children have become the most caring, loving, understanding children by the experiences of foster care. Foster care is not a bed of roses but along the path you will find some beautiful flowers. Just because there is the possibility of loss do you stop caring and loving?"
- Lanette. I am a wife and a stay at home mom. We have been blessed with the gift of adopting two of our foster children. We have a bio daughter (12), adopted daughter (3), adopted son (5), and a foster daughter (15 months). I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It's not easy to let go of the children. But I have to remember, it's not about me! It's about being a positive loving influence on the life of a children regardless. I can make a difference in the lifetime of a child."
Jeannie, foster parent for 6 years. Adopted 2 of her former foster children.
"You know, I thought I would never see my foster kids again and it broke my heart. Yet, just last weekend I was babysitting two of them. They looked happy and healthy. It was a blessing to be able to see them. It's been a wonderful gift. And there have been some who have left my home for permanent adoptive families and its wonderful to see the Christmas cards. So it isn't all about letting go."
- Amanda, foster mom 2 years.
Free Adoption. Children from Foster Care.
Questions to Ask - prior to getting a foster/adopt child placement
Parenting a Foster Child: Resources and Support
Mother's Hopes and Fears: Am I strong enough to love and let go?
Home From Foster Parent Adopting Foster Children