I was a foster parent for many years. Sometimes they run b/c they are having a hard time dealing with their emotions; feelings of guilt for being in a home that they like/love; feelings of fear that if they are happy their world will crumble beneath them. And sometimes they just run b/c that is their nature. You can only love them and care for them but you can't change them. Make sure they are in counseling, preferably someone faith based b/c they will be able to show compassion and not be clinical all the time. Best of Luck and know that foster parents are a blessing of God to a broken family.
at 11:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2008