Absolutely. There are so many beautiful innocent children in the world that need some love and guidence. To help these children by giving them some structure and support, commitement and stability is a very small price to pay. The children are the worlds tomorrow. We should nuture them as much as we can. And we must remember that they're not responsible for there situations. Most children respond to love, imagine the posibilities.
I have thought about it. I once babysat for a couple who took in foster kids. The problem is, the restrictions are so high to become a foster parent that it almost makes it impossible. The last time I looked into it you had to make sure you had X amount of rooms for X amount of people and you had to have people approved if you are going to leave the foster child with someone. It seemed like a lot of hassle when you just want to help someone out.
And while I get they have to be overly careful because these kids have enough issues, I don't want to go out and get a 5 bedroom house so I can foster a child but be unable to work without getting the proper paperwork done to approve an outside childcare provider. I don't know... maybe my research was incorrect!
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Yes, I think I would. If I have all what is needed, and I fulfil all criteria to do so, and criteria is high for fostering a child. Why not save and provide a home for young life. Although I have kids of my own I would do that.
Yes, I have considered it. I even made the first contacts with an agency. Then my 2 year old grandson came to live with me and I had to focus on him. He is older now so I might revisit the idea.
I have and did.
Though my home is still opened for foster care -- for now -- I have not taken in a child in almost three years, because my son did not understand what was going on whenever the kids would leave.
I am looking into resuming again, because he is older and he actually wants me to.
by Peeples 3 years ago
Do you think being a foster parent should be a good deed or a career?Maybe I'm biased, but after a comment on one of my hubs I wanted to see what others thought. Do you think being a foster parent should be a career or a good deed?
by Linda Bilyeu 8 years ago
Would you consider being a foster parent of an older child who is without a family? Have you done so?
by waterbottle 3 years ago
i feel as if they need another chance, because most of the time it is not their fault for the position that they are in. so tell me how you all think about this topic... and also would You ever become a foster parent?
by igniter8503 2 years ago
Why don't people care for their kids anymore??In today's world we see more parents not taking care of their kids the right way either ditching them with other people to take care of or no caring for them in general why do you think this???Their is more kids growing up in foster care or with grand...
by Marlene Duncan 2 years ago
What do I have to do to be a Foster Parent?What are the details or guidelines should I have to be qualified as a Foster Parent
by Tom Vogler 8 years ago
If you wanted to be a foster parent, what questions would you ask about the process?
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