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Would you consider being a foster parent?

  1. yankeeintexas profile image60
    yankeeintexasposted 7 years ago

    Would you consider being a foster parent?

  2. Michelle Craig profile image57
    Michelle Craigposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. barbergirl28 profile image75
    barbergirl28posted 7 years ago

    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!

  4. ThunderKeys profile image66
    ThunderKeysposted 7 years ago

    One of the most important things you can do to really help high emotional and behavioral needs foster kids is to become an MTFC foster parent. This is an evidence-based treatment foster care model that maximizes research and outcomes based protective-factors while systematically reducing risk-factors. It also provides the highest level of quality clinical and supervisory support and training to foster parents. This reduces burn out and poor foster parenting. Please spread the word about MTFC Treatment foster care!
    http://www.mtfc.com
    this is a life saving link! - Ok, I'm writing a hub on mtfc.....

  5. profile image0
    sinisa_sinaposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. Hyphenbird profile image90
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    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.
    Great question!

  7. N.E. Wright profile image79
    N.E. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    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.

 
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