Why I Became A Foster Parent and
What It Has Meant to Me
(Source: Foster Parent Survey
conducted for DSS by MSPCC)
"I like knowing that I make a difference in a child's life. That maybe they learned something from their time with me that will help them in the future."
"My career choice is 'parent'. My husband and I invest in futures and our success will be measured in the next generation."
"I saw there was a need for kids to be in a good home when they couldn't be in theirs..."
"I was a scout leader and felt I wasn't making a difference in my boys' life with 90 minutes a week. So, I became a school teacher. I felt I made a small difference, but felt frustrated, because, by Friday, students were doing well and then the weekend came. Monday I would have to start over at square one. Out of that frustration I became a foster parent to make a long term difference in a child's life."
"It seemed the right thing to do. I have already raised my own. I felt like I had a little experience."
"Bueno para ofrecerles a los niños/as un mejor modo de vida y seguridad." (To offer the child a better life and safety.)
"Fostering is a difficult job. But like anything else, there come some huge rewards."
"Several of my placements have been for short periods of time, but I have also had long term placements. I really enjoy foster parenting."
"I adopted three children. I needed to give a little back because I received so much. Now I see how much I can change a little life from sad to happy and feel I need to continue because I could never turn my back on a child in need. I can give to them more than they have ever dreamed of. Good, wholesome love and understanding."
"A friend urged me to become a foster parent. I planned on doing it for only a short while, but two of the children placed with me in the beginning are still here! They are an integral part of the family now."