Foster Care: 5 Benefits of Being a Foster Parent
Updated: Mar 9
It is known that foster care gives you the opportunity to help, not just the child in care, but the entire family heal. However, there are benefits to YOU, the foster parent, too!
1.) BEING A FOSTER PARENT OPENS YOUR MIND.
There is so much more to our neighborhood, town, state, country, and world than just what you see in front of you. Every time you meet a new child and family you will, without a doubt, learn something you never knew about before.
2.) BEING A FOSTER PARENT RENEWS YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY.
There is no doubt that being a foster parent has it's trials and tribulations, however, seeing a community rise up to meet the needs of a family getting back on track is something that leaves an impression.
3.) BEING A FOSTER PARENT ENHANCES YOUR LEGACY.
The truth of the matter is, is that you can't take you're belongs with you when you leave this world.
" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." --- Maya Angelou
4.) BEING A FOSTER PARENT MEANS YOU GET TO JUST BE YOU!
There is no such thing as a perfect family... It does not matter if you are married, single, divorced, widowed, identify with the LGBTQ+ community, Asian, Black, White, Hispanic, ect.... YOU are perfectly imperfect and could be an amazing support to a child and their family... JUST. AS. YOU. ARE!
5.) BEING A FOSTER PARENT CHALLENGES YOU TO BE BETTER IN EVERY WAY.
As people, we are designed to be around others. Caring for others is what gives us purpose, fulfillment, and ultimately more happiness.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, REACH OUT TO JENDA FOSTER CARE AT 531-500-4115 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org