"It is ten o’clock at night. There is a knock at your door. Government agents force their way in, ignoring your protests, and demand that you come with them. They briefly explain that you are being relocated and that you have ten minutes to pack one bag with the belongings you will be taking with you. You may take nothing that will not fit into the bag. You may not talk to your family nor tell them good bye. You do not know where you are going. Sound like fiction? Can’t happen to you? Yet that is exactly what thousands of children experience on a daily basis when they are taken into foster care. Bringing a foster child into your home for the first time is not an easy experience. It is scary and filled with many problems. With a little thought, consideration and understanding many common problems can be avoided."
This is a brief article that details problems that you may face as a foster parent and helpful solutions. :)
http://www.essortment.com/all/fosterparenting_rdxa.htm Very short article.
I knew very little before going into foster care orientation. Even if you've never considered it, maybe you'll view it differently. Maybe it will help you understand what it's like for the child, especially the one that you are wanting to adopt. Hope this helps. :)
Comments or thoughts welcomed.
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