Sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect. Things that have never ever been in our house. Yeah it’s a little scary. It’s the unknown. It’s hoping that your love is enough, and knowing that it might not be.
Thank you Lord for being an endless supply of Love and Strength.Thank you for putting in place resources that will give us guidance along the way.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HEAR. SOME ARE GOOD TO CONSIDER. SOME ARE ANNOYING:
“Are you sure you want to bring confusion into your family?”
“Won’t you be sad when you have to give the child back?”
“What if you want to time to yourself?”
“Do you care what age and what race you get?”
“Do your kids really want another child to take your attention?”
“How can you bear to see how they have been hurt?”
“We thought of doing that too. But the application process was too brutal.”
“Sometimes foster families get falsely accused of terrible things.”
“What will you say when people ask questions about your new child?”
“What if you don’t love them? What if they hate you?”
Some may consider it a risk to become foster parents. But for me, it’s more of a risk not to.
“How will this affect our family?” is an easier question for me than,
“We could have done something. Why didn’t we?”