What It’s Like to Be a Foster Parent

We made this short video to explain what it’s like to be a foster parent

8 thoughts on “What It’s Like to Be a Foster Parent

  1. I hadn’t watch this when you first posted. It was like you were telling our story but we are only on month 13. I am hoping when we get to month 18 we can see the same security.

    If I remember right did you guys move after getting the girls? We did and we saw some regression after that.

  2. Yes, we moved 5 months after the girls moved in with us.

    Hang in there. You can do it!

  3. My SIL had me watch this and I was sitting here thinking, “why did she say this would make me cry,” and I wondered that until my eyes were filled with tears for the truth of what you are saying. Great video!

  4. I’m 16 months into my latest (second) foster/adoption of an older child. All my experience means nothing to her. She needs exactly what your daughter needed. Cried. Thank you. You guys are fabulous—on podcast, on FB, on video.

  5. As a social worker who works directly with birth parents and children in foster care, I can tell you that what you guys are doing (and all other foster parents), is so beneficial to everyone. Parents who struggled with parenting and never had role models, do pick up so much from you in those short exchanges before and after visitations with the kids even though they may not show it. And the children! Oh my! Regardless of whether a child is in your home for a night or for months and years, you have provided a positive, nurturing experience that will impact that child forever. And for the children who are reunified with their parents, you guys help make that possible and sustainable by providing that care and structure thus leading better behaviors from the children and allowing the parents to pick up easily from that. THANK YOU THANK YOU for all you do. It is a silent role but one that families could not do without. THANK YOU.

  6. A friend (also a foster parent, in another state) sent me here. I’d seen it before but it means so much more tonight. One of my two little girls has been struggling terribly at bedtime. They’ve only been here 3 weeks, but I knew her at her last home and she had no problems then. My thoughts run to, “what am I doing wrong?” But this is her 3rd house in less than a year – and the anxiety she must feel… tears of sadness, hope, and a whole lot of other emotions are pouring for her tonight.

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