3 Things That Are Hard About Being a Foster Parent, and How to Deal.

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):

Saying Goodbye

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.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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