The rewards of foster parenting
This is a massive step and it takes great courage to start the fostering journey. It is highly imperative to take the time to decide whether fostering is right for the prospective foster parent and the rest of the family. Foster parenting is a special gift of true love for children; a gift of patience and a gift of being an outstanding parent.
It is a way of giving back to the community, and makes an enormous contribution to our country overall, while making the lives of children better by helping them fulfill their goals, dreams and become adults who will one day contribute to their communities. Through fostering a child/children, you become an active part of changing the world for the better.
The most significant reward is making an impact on the lives of children and teens in a significant way. Through fostering you give ordinary people the opportunity to do something extraordinary. The unquantifiable reward of fostering a child/children is that you are able to be the difference between survival and a bleak future, for a vulnerable child or young person.
Usually, there are several and often complex reasons why children end up without safe and secure families. However, with relevant support, encouragement and reassurance from foster parents, children are given what they desperately need; love, care as well as attention. THE IMPACT OF THESE INTANGIBLE THINGS LAST A LIFETIME….