Thoughts from a Foster Family I really love this blog! Yondalla really gives it to you straight!! I was reading one of her posts about Confidentiality Rules and this really stuck out for me! So I wanted to share it with you!
Though we may question our own sanity in doing this, though our hearts will break again and again as we love children who will never be entirely "ours", though we may find ourselves in trouble for doing something as simple as sharing the joys and heartaches of raising the children we love, we are in the end simply ordinary people struggling to do what we find we must do. We have good days and bad days.
I have been asked so many times why do I want to do this? How can I give them back!
My answer is IT will be heart breaking when each child leaves! I will be sad!
But I knew when we started this that at some point along the line "MOST" of the kids will go home, to other foster parents or to extended family! You do foster care in the hope that each child will HAVE A FOREVER family! One that is safe to live in and grow up and be the best they can be!
I am no means a special person........... I am just ordinary me! Who has love to give to children that need it!