I became a foster parent because I thought I could make a difference in the lives of children who need it.
Six children and it was hard to let them go. That’s the thing about foster care you aren’t guaranteed to keep the child(ren). One child that I had to let go really hurt. She was a part of our family and doing so well with us. It was really hard to send her back to her family. I think of her often and wonder how big she is now.
The transition wasn’t difficult because the family of children I adopted were in my care for three years. What was hard was the waiting period. Parents have rights. So we had to wait until the parents rights and those of any family members were terminated. Once that was done we went to family court, when the judge had us say our “I do’s” it was like a weight was lifted. They were now mine!
Yes. I am actually responsible for my niece and sister adopting four children, church members have become foster/adoptive parents because of me and I would do it all over again.