10 Reasons Why I Chose to Become a Foster Parent 

  1. I feel called to be a foster parent I wanted to become a foster parent since I was a little girl. I am not sure exactly when it started. Many members of my family have fostered and adopted throughout the years.
  2. I have a support system willing to help me. Though this is not a requirement of fostering, as a single women it is definitely something I knew I needed in order to foster. My parents and friends were not completely onboard in the beginning because I am young and single, but they supported me anyway. 
  3. I want to be a safe loving home for kids even if for a short period of time. Every child  deserves to have love and support and they can never get too much. 
  4. I wanted to help families reunify. My number one goal is to help support families. I want to be a resource to the parents and help them any way I cabs 
  5. Blood doesn’t make a family. When I was 18 I dated a man with a daughter. I fell in love with her instantly. I knew for sure that I could love another women’s child as if they were my own. I also learned a lot about how to keep a child connected with their bio family even when you don’t agree with their families choices.
  6. If families can’t be reunited I want to be a forever home. I would continue to foster a relationship with their bio family in what ever way I can. 
  7. I love kids. I didnt feel like I needed to get married to start raising kids.
  8. I have the resources. As a single women, who owns her own house, I felt that had the means and time to foster. 
  9. I felt like as a Special Education Teacher I had unique skills I could bring to fostering. I have training on learning disabilities and other disorders that allow me to be an educated advocate for children. It has definitely helped me before. (Every foster parent has their own unique skills they bring to the table) 
  10. Why not? You just have to leap into fostering. I might eventually decide fostering isn’t for me anymore, but hopefully I would have made difference in one kids life before then. 

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