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Today I’d like to share a little saying that I wrote.
I have heard many people over the course of my lifetime say something very similar to my parents when they find out that we do foster care: Wow, that’s great. I thought about doing that.
Well why didn’t you do it then? Saying something to make yourself sound good is very different than following through with an action. Early last school year, my mom told me about another preschool mom who she had been getting to know. She said that this mom had been asking about foster care, and asking my mom about how to get involved. I kind of laughed it off, thinking that it was just another person who “wanted” to become a foster parent, but never actually would. Here we are, almost a year later, and she and her husband have just finished the foster parent classes, and are nearing the end of their journey to becoming foster parents. I wouldn’t be surprised if they took in their first placement by 2015. I still cannot believe that these people actually followed through with becoming foster parents; they took action instead of sitting back and watching us live our lives. I’m very impressed.
I’m not saying that everyone should be a foster parent, but like many other avenues in life, I’m saying that you shouldn’t just claim you would do something unless you are willing to put some action behind your words and follow through with a thought.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.