Today was just a fantastic day! Have you ever had those days where you were just happy all day long and nothing spectacular happened but you just feel good? That was my day today.
I made my feelings pretty clear the other day about the topic of children with disabilities, but I wanted to talk about the parental figures in the lives of foster children right now. Honestly, being a foster parent should boil down to two things: being able to love foster children and provide for them. That's all that matters to these children. If you can give them what their biological parents could not, then you're already making a positive impact on their lives.
I truly believe that nothing else matters. You could be...
- tall or short
- black or white
- gay or straight
- an active runner or in a wheelchair
- female or male
- a first-time parent or a seasoned pro at raising kids
- a custodian or a lawyer
- able to take in infants or seventeen-year-olds
It does not matter how you identify yourself. What matters is your willingness to be there for the children who need you at such a critical time in their lives. It's all about putting the kids first and yourself second, which is basically what parenting is all about whether you're raising a biological child, foster child, step-child, or grandchild.
If your heart is kind and you want to make a difference in a child's life, just go for it! Look into foster care and see what you can do to improve a child's life. It could be the most rewarding thing you ever do.
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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