Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I just wrote about how difficult our very first “good bye” was, and I thought I should talk a little bit more about when we have to see a child leave our home.
I’ve talked about foster care with a lot of people over the years; from teachers to classmates to family friends, the most common reaction when someone hears about what my family does is: “Isn’t it hard to say good bye?” Of course it’s hard! Have you ever had to say good bye to someone who you loved more than anything, knowing that you would never see them again? Every time I have said good bye to a sibling I have been very upset, no matter how long they lived with us.
The truth of the matter is, if you’re looking into becoming a foster family, you’re going to have your hearts broken. It’s going to happen multiple times. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the love and the children while they’re in your home, and you’ll have memories to keep you feeling great for the rest of your lives. The pros of doing foster care, like helping children in need and having a wonderful family, definitely outweigh the cons, namely being heartbroken when they leave. Look into becoming a foster family, and you’ll be absolutely glad you did.
Questions on how to get started? Send me a message or do a search online. I hope to start compiling a list of great resources all over the country to post here.
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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.