Considering Foster Care
We have family friends that foster children in their home regularly and it's been great to get to know the kids that have stayed with them. There are so many horror stories out there about foster care but in our experience so far, all we've seen is kids that need a safe, dependable place to stay while their family works on being a family again. I know there are lots of trauma situations that can lead to foster care and that those can affect kids in ways that they have a hard time processing but we feel that between our experiences with our own kids and the help of social workers, that we could help them deal with any issues that might arise.
The little girl with Sky in these pictures stayed with our friends for four months and got to be good friends with Sky. We're looking forward to being able to help wonderful kids like her through challenging periods of their lives.
Have you fostered children? What advice would you offer to a family just getting started in the process?