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Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Did you know that some kids are considered "hard to place" in the foster care system? I don't know what just made me think of it, but I wanted to touch on this subject because I feel like I've been talking about a lot aside from foster care lately.
There are many reasons why a child would be considered hard to place. The older a child is, the more difficult to place they are considered. If you think about it, a lot of people want to take in the adorable little babies, but teens can't find a home as easily. Even "older" children, who can be as young as four or five, are more difficult to place than infants. It's extremely sad to think about, but it's the harsh reality that social workers face every day when finding foster homes for children around the world.
Another reason why children would be considered hard to place would be if they have any kind of disability. Children with physical or mental disabilities are typically thought of as more difficult to care for, and therefore become more difficult to find a loving home for. It's another sad reality that social workers face, as unfortunate as it is.
A third reason why children would be considered hard to place in the foster care system would be if they are multiples or a sibling group. The goal is always to keep siblings together, whether they are multiples (twins, triplets, etc.), or kids of different ages. Unfortunately, however, it can be difficult to find foster homes that are able to accommodate sibling groups, especially when there are more than two children involved. Sibling groups require more space in the house, as well as a bigger time and financial commitment.
No matter how the foster care system labels children while they are in the system, all foster children need a good home and a loving family to care for them. When becoming foster parents, though, it's important to think of those children who maybe won't find a great home right away, like an older child or a group of four siblings. If you have the space and the room in your heart to love, open your heart to these children and give them the love and attention that they deserve.
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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.