Foster Parenting Testimonals
People often ask me why we foster. Then they ask me, "How can you do it?" What concerns me more is the thought of "What if I don't?" I don’t know how I can’t do this. I can’t imagine any other life but this. I can't imagine a better way to serve. Even if we only get to show love to these children temporarily, it is still love.
Being a foster parent isn't easy. It changes your life, changes you. It means caring deeply for kids who have been through things nobody should have to face ever. It also means being the voice of hope in their life, the stable constant who teaches them how to make healthy choices and provides the unconditional love they need to have a chance to flourish. We don't always feel like it, but foster parents make a tremendous difference."
Through infertility our eyes were opened to the world of adoption, through adoption our eyes were opened to the world of foster care and through foster care our eyes were opened to the unlimited needs in our community.
“Fostering has changed us. We didn’t know how much we could change but we are humbled every day by the calling of loving this sweet boy (and the 5 other kids we’ve been able to love) it’s definitely not easy but nothing worth while ever is.”
I can’t tell you how many times this year people have said I could never be a foster parent because I couldn’t say goodbye. But, no matter how much it hurts when you say goodbye, impacting a child’s life is ALWAYS WORTH IT!!! I can promise you one thing—If you love or support a kid in foster care you have made a lasting impact.. The impact you can make is greater than the loss you will experience. An impact that can change generations forever…
Such a hard part of foster care is letting go when you don’t know how the story will end. I ultimately had no idea what I was getting into. But for 8 months, these girls got to live under the same roof, that provided for all their needs and spoiled them just a bit. A home that loved on them as much as possible… that makes it worth it.