What fostering a child has done for me and my heart has been life-changing. Being a foster parent has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I'm taking care of someone's child, loving him as my own, attempting to give him the best childhood possible and showing him that there is a God who loves him. You might think that being a part of foster-care would harden my heart, build up anger in my soul about the way these children have been treated. But, I have learned about the overwhelming chaos of addiction. I have learned that every parent loves their child - no matter what their behavior may exhibit. Above all, I have learned that God is in the business of changing lives and I know in my heart that foster-care and fostering-to-adopt is God's perfect plan, no matter if the child returns home or gets adopted. I am so thankful for the foster program, flawed as it may seem at times, because it has opened my eyes to how big God's love is.
I believe that anyone and everyone who enjoys parenting should consider being a foster-parent. You just need a little room in your home and in your heart. (Cheesy, right? I came up with that.) To quote my friend, Janelle, a placement coordinator at our agency, "A lifetime of change can begin with just one word: 'Yes.'"
I would love to answer any questions that you may have. So, ask me questions! Ask me anything!
** I was given pre-approval to post this by our agency.