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.
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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