From The Front Lines: On Being A Foster Parent

Annie Kassof wants more people to know about the value of becoming a foster parent. As a foster parent herself, she’s on the front lines every day and wants others to know what it looks like. She writes, “It’s a sad reality when babies and children end up placed with stranger because of parents who can’t or won’t meet their needs.”

She’s embarking now on her second round of foster parenting, having cared for 20 kids and adopted one during the early 2000s. These days, she says, she finds herself being called a “resource family” or “caregiver,” rather than a “foster parent,” but regardless of the title, what’s important is the role she plays in the life of vulnerable children.

Read her thoughts here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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