What Parents Need To Know About Having A Foster Child And How It Could Change Their Life For The Better

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald December 08, 10:26 pm

There are so many things you can do if you want to make a difference in this world and one of them is becoming a foster parent. You don't have to be a birth parent and have kids originally before you can qualify for it. All you need is that passionate and caring heart for a child who might just need a parent even if it is just temporary.

For those of you who don't know what foster parenting is, with the help of LACDCFS, this means that one could temporarily provide a haven or home for a child until such time that he or she can reunite with his or her biological family. It is far different from adoption because this requires less paperwork. Although you would still need to be qualified to be a foster parent before being able to offer any child your home or care.

One could also be both a foster parent and an adoptive parent depending on the deal they have with the adoption agency. It could start as foster parenting and would eventually lead to adoption if the child's birth parents are no longer available. Usually, those are thinking of going for adopting a child does a try out by doing foster care.

There are lots of adoptive parents out there who would tell you that it is among the best decisions they have made in their lives. Scary Mommy has an article that shared about an experience fostering a child, and the author couldn't help but be attached to the kid. It does happen, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, both lives are changed for the better with this act of kindness, the foster child, and the foster parent.

Think about it today and you too might just experience the great things that foster parenting has done to made adoptive parents out there. Share this article now!

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