To be a Foster Parent

As a Foster Parent I’ve learned that a parent’s love is priceless and cannot be substituted, so I shouldn’t even try.

I also learned that healing these precious children’s wounds did not heal their hearts. Stopping their hunger did not stop their longing. To any new foster parent, I would like to say: “Each child is precious and unique and will need something different from you. Every child needs you to respect their birth families and their culture. No child needs you to save them; they just need you to hold them tight until the storm passes”.


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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