Have you ever considered foster parenting? Did you know that there is a shortage of quality foster homes and so many babies and children in need? I never even thought about it until now. After two weeks of foster parenting my step granddaughter, I am hooked and ready to do it again! Ever child needs to be nurtured and stimulated and sometimes parents just can’t. I had some incorrect assumptions about it and wanted to share them in hopes of inspiring some of you awesome moms to consider foster parenting too!
- I thought having home inspections would feel invasive but so far they really haven’t. Turns out they are a great motivator to tidy up!
- I thought our house would be too small with only two bedrooms but the crib fits in the kid’s room just fine and is actually nice and cozy!
- I thought my own kids would have difficulty adjusting to this new little person in our home but my daughter has become a great mother’s helper and my son is learning how to interact with someone younger than him.
I did have a lot of fear. It is a big responsibility. What if something happened to her. I chose to set that fear aside. Fear is not a good enough reason to not do a good deed. I really do believe it take a village and the feeling I have from helping and hopefully making a positive difference in this child’s life is wonderful but I also have to tell you that the compensation is great (at least here in Massachusetts)! In addition to the monthly allowance the state also provides money for clothes and gifts.
If you have any questions please ask!
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