Often, foster parents need to go above and beyond in their duties to stand up for and protect their foster children. We realized this very early on in our foster care journey, when my mom had to look out for my little brother. Now, in order to respect his privacy, I won’t go into detail about what exactly my mom had to fight about, but I will talk about what some problems are with looking out for foster children.
My parents knew that they had to stand up and fight for what was right with my little brother, and my mom was able to get things taken care of eventually and my little brother’s problems were worked out. The judge on his case told my mom many years later that she tells all other foster parents that she deals with that they need to be more like my mom, and stand up for the best interests of the foster children. Being a foster parent doesn’t just mean giving a child food, clothing, and shelter. It means providing for them emotionally, looking out for them in all areas of life, and being their biggest supporter. That’s something to really keep in mind if you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent.
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