The more and more I think about it, the more I really would like to foster when our children are older, maybe even out of the house. My aunt's family (through marriage) has fostered for 30+ years, and their family is this huge, extended loving household. It touches my heart to see how many lives they have touched! They had their struggles of course, and they say it is not easy (they usually did tween/teenagers) but they said the rewards out way the struggles. What was your deciding factor, did you always know?
blogger / pear / 1509 posts
@LuLu Mom: This is old and I'm sorry I missed it. In case you're still wondering, we decided to foster because we want to adopt. However, once we were introduced to the system we realized that fostering in itself is something we should do. It's incredibly hard, but I don't have enough reasons not to do it to override knowing that these kids need a safe home and a lot of love. We can provide that, so how could we not foster?
pomelo / 5866 posts
LO would benefit, DH would benefit. They both also have a lot to give. We have a good stable household and value system. My heart breaks and suffers along with each child abuse headline I read. I rarely open the link to read but occasionally I do. It just gets me.
kiwi / 705 posts
We are probably 5 years away from doing this, but everything I learn about the foster system makes my heart break and I want to be a part of bringing change to the system and the lives of the children. I say 5 years because it would be very difficult before my children are in school and I want to foster children younger then my biological children.