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Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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May is National Foster Care Month in the United States. It's a time when attention is drawn to the many children in foster care and the situations which they face on a daily basis.
While doing some research of my own, I came across a website that I thought might be helpful for readers. The National Foster Care Month website, which can be found by clicking on the link here, has national, as well as state-by-state, information about foster care. It appears to have information for many different groups of people, from foster parents to communities, and youth to professionals in the field. While I still haven't had time to look through the entire website with everything that's been going on with my family, I'm interested to see what other information I can find there and I would urge others to look at this site first if you're interested in learning more about this National Foster Care Month.
Along with this theme, I'd like to offer to answer all questions you may have about foster care throughout this month, no matter how big or small. I'm always willing to donate a post to answering a question! Whether it be a technical question or an emotional/personal one, send in your questions via the comments (remember, you don't need to leave an email address and can write Anonymous if you so choose) or my Contact page.
If you've been thinking about possibly becoming a foster parent, now is the time to do so! National Foster Care Month is the perfect time to finally get the ball rolling and help a child in need. Whether you're hoping to eventually adopt down the road, or you'd just like to open your home up for temporary care, agencies all over the country can use all of the help they can get! Act now, or regret your decision tomorrow. Remember, just because you become a foster parent, doesn't mean you're bound to a contract for life. Being a foster parent isn't for everyone, and it's okay if you end up realizing that it's not for you. But at least try to open your heart and your home to help a child who needs someone's love and attention.
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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.