Foster parenting is rewarding, difficult, and demanding all at the same time. Fostering brings many new experiences and challenges which may affect the child in foster care and the entire foster family.
It is extremely important for foster parents to let the caseworker know if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Foster parent’s have a right to request assistance when needed. Your caseworker want you to succeed!!!
There are aspects of fostering that only parents and families who foster can fully understand. Foster parent support groups connect foster parents for peer support and information (ask your caseworker for details). Please make use of this valuable resource in your area.
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.