Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent?
You’re not alone. Many of us contemplate this life-changing question because we care about kids and want what’s best for them.
Here are a few of the most common reasons people consider becoming a foster parent.
- You have a friend who’s a foster parent. You get the chance to see them close up with their foster child. On one hand, you’re in awe that they’ve taken on such a responsibility. But, you also see that they’re making a difference for a child and seem to get joy from doing so. You may even begin to see yourself in that role.
- It’s a matter of faith. For some people, the road to foster parenting runs right through their place of worship. Foster parenting can be faith in action, a way to put your beliefs about service to others in action.
- You’re ready to parent. You’ve thought about parenting for a long time when it occurs to you that being a foster parent might be a good fit for you.
- You’re an “empty nester” and feel you have more to give. Your “chicks” have left the nest and you realize that you have room in your home and heart for another child.
- You’ve come through some hard times and learned some very difficult life lessons with the help of others. You know that a helping hand can save a life. Perhaps you’re ready to extend that helping hand to a child who needs a home.
- You were in foster care as a child and know what a difference living in the right foster home can make for a child. Or, perhaps your experience in foster care was not a positive one. Becoming a foster parent will give you the chance to be the person who can help a child heal, just like you needed when you were in care.
Do any of these reasons apply to you? If so, keep thinking about becoming a foster parent and contact us with your questions at 978-935-9691. We’ll happily answer any questions you have, and maybe we’ll help you come up with even more reasons to experience life as a foster parent!
Written by Diane Kindler