We all know fostering can be extremely challenging. You may anticipate a lot of stress and emotionally draining scenarios, but this article will open you up to the beauty of being a foster parent.
Being a foster parent can be beautiful. It can be rewarding. And it can be really, really hard.
Being a foster parent can be beautiful. It can be rewarding. And it can be really, really hard. Here are three things that are hard about being a foster parent (and some tips on how to deal with them):
When I talk with folks who tell me they’ve always wanted to be a foster parent “someday,” they very often also tell me that what holds them back from pursuing foster care is the fear of getting too attached to a child and having to say goodbye. It’s true. Goodbye is hard. It’s harder if you’ve had the time and made the effort to connect with a child. Sometimes it feels like your heart is being ripped out and stomped on. There is no way around this.