So far, I haven’t told anyone in my family that I’ve started this blog… I’m sure I’ll tell them soon enough (especially my mom because we’re very tight), but I want to see where I can take this before I let them in on my little project.
So today I’d like to share a memory with whoever may be reading this. I think it’s important to talk about all of the different kids you can meet when you constantly have new siblings coming into your home. If your family is just starting to do foster care, you shouldn’t be picturing the perfect infant or the perfect first grader coming into your home. No one is perfect, so why should you expect this new child to be? The truth is that while you will quickly realize that you’ll be able to love all of the children that come into your home, a lot of the children do come to you with some problems. These kids were just ripped away from the only lives they knew, so of course there are going to be some issues.
I guess the lesson that I’m trying to get out with this memory is that you really can’t judge a new foster child by your first interactions with them. You don’t know what their past is like, and you don’t know what you’ll be able to teach them (and learn from them) as you welcome them into your lives.
Do you have a story about a foster sibling or child that you’d like to share? Post in the comments below, or send me a message through the Contact page!
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