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Carrie Craft

Now That You Know What It's Like

By January 23, 2014

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There are many children in need of foster parents willing to see them through the good and bad times of foster care.
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I enjoy training PS-MAPP a lot. It's always a neat experience watching a person's viewpoint grow and change as they learn more about the needs of foster children and their birth families.

Many people enjoy listening too and learning from experienced foster parents. This really helps with the decision making process. So, experienced foster parents - What Advice Would You Offer to Those Considering Foster Care? If you have parented a child or children in your home through foster care, share any and all advice you may have for those considering becoming foster parents.

Some questions to get you thinking:

  • How did you make the decision to become a foster parent?
  • If you knew then, what you know now or what you'd do differently.
  • How did you handle telling your family about your desire to foster children in need?
  • How did you prepare your children? Were they happy or upset with the decision?

I've really enjoyed reading how you'd change the foster care system, now it's your turn to share a bit with those considering working within the foster care system as foster parents. Please, use this form to share your foster parenting wisdom.

Suggested Reading:

Want to be the kind of foster parents that can help a child move on from a life of abuse and neglect? Sign up for a free e-course today, Learn How to Be a Great Foster Parent in 5 Weeks.

Interested in learning how to maintain your sanity and core family while providing foster care? While serving families and children in need, take some time out to also learn how to strike a balance that also supports the needs of you and your family. If your family is stressed out are you really bringing the best family experience to your child or other children? Sign up for a free e-course today, Learn How to Be a Strong Foster Family in Four Weeks

April 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm
(1) experienced says:

Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter
and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
it pinched her ear. She never wants to go
back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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