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Benefits of Being a Foster Parent

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

It’s a known fact that fostering can provide the foster child with a life changing experience. Welcomed into warm and loving homes, they have a safe and stable environment to grow and flourish.

What about the foster parents themselves, do they benefit at all? When they open up their hearts and homes it means so much for the children involved, but for the caregivers it can also be a life-changing experience.

  • Fostering gives parents an opportunity to provide a place of safety and a support system for children in the foster care system who have often experienced trauma and hardship. You will be able to give them a dependable living environment affording them the chance to try and overcome obstacles and work through difficulties. It can be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding for you to be able to help them during this trying and changing time in their lives.

  • Besides providing love and care, you are meeting a need a need. Contributing positively by taking care of a child removed from their home and in need of a caregiver.

  • Married parents with kids can create a strong bond through a shared goal and experience with a foster child. It will be extremely rewarding working together as a family to welcome in a new addition and give everyone a chance to build new, significant relationships. You have a chance to create a strong bond with the foster child that will last long after the child leaves your home.

  • Adding a child to your family, whether you have kids or don’t, will enrich your life in new ways. Your capacity to love and care for a child will increase and bring new meaning to your life.

  • A ripple effect can be created when you foster a child. You might inspire your friends and community by what you are doing to want to do the same. Even if they are unable to foster a child, they may be encouraged to help out the foster care system in another way.

  • If you are interested in adopting, it has been reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services, that a quicker route to adoption than other means is through fostering.

If you have been thinking about fostering and would like more information, please contact us at Foster Texas. We look forward to hearing from you and will gladly answer any of your questions.

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