Many foster parents express their gratitude for being able to make such a major difference in a child’s life. There is no better time than now to consider being a foster parent. In both simple and profound ways, you have the ability to make a difference in the life of a child in need. And in return, that child will make your life so much better.
Here are three reasons why you should consider fostering.
- You’re meeting a critical need.
- You will change misconceptions for the better.
- You’ll experience more joy in your life.
You’re meeting a critical need.
Foster parents are in high demand nationwide. Currently, there are over 424,000 foster children in the United States. There is no better motivation to become a foster parent than to provide these children with protection, security, and the love and support of a caring adult.
You will change misconceptions for the better.
Foster parents and foster children both have a lot of misconceptions to deal with. Foster families have the opportunity to dispel those myths and influence people’s minds, whether it’s with their friends and family or the general public. It’s possible that you may even encourage others to follow in your footsteps.
You’ll experience more joy in your life.
What could be better than a child’s or teenager’s laughter filling the house? If you already have biological children, the more your family grows, the richer your life will become. If you do not have children of your own, you will be embracing the possibility of additional joy and love in your life.
While there are numerous reasons to be attracted to the prospect of fostering a child or teenager, being a foster parent is a significant commitment. As we approach another new year, we hope you will finally commit to helping a child in need. Contact Kids First now for more life-changing reasons to become a foster parent, as well as for information on how to take the first step.