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Foster care can be challenging. You’re responsible for children temporarily placed in your home with a background of trauma. However, it can be one of the most rewarding life experiences. If you are considering fostering, you are ready to make a difference and better the world one child at a time, but that’s easier said than done. There’s more to fostering than just wanting to do so — here’s who foster care is not for.

Who Foster Care Is Not For

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Fostering is not something you do for yourself, but the child. Sure, you feel great that you are making a difference in this child’s life, but it’s not just about making you feel good. Your service to them should be to see them lead a healthy, happy life. To help them overcome hurdles and obstacles in their life and make it out on the other side.

Foster Care Is Not for Money

Those who go through the foster application as a way to make money are in it for the wrong reason. You should not apply to become a foster parent simply as a means to earn income. Foster children need someone who cares about helping them succeed for them and their life, not as a source of monthly income.

Give up Easily

Fostering is not by any means simple, but it’s very important to not give up as a foster parent. You will face many challenges and hurdles and you have to be ready to overcome them. Many of these children have been through a lot of hardships at such a young age and the last thing they need is their source of hope (you) giving upon them.


If you are interested in taking on the role of foster parent and have what it takes to make a difference in a child’s life, please contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!