Not everyone is cut out to be a foster parent, but for those that are, it's a life-changing experience. A good friend of mine from college has become a foster parent to a number of children- she's single and in her early 30s, but she is still able to provide a great, loving home. Foster parenting doesn't require a certain age or marital status. There are so many kids who need people to stand behind them and encourage them and give them a safe place to stay.
Here's some information I received to pass on to you all. Read it and think about whether this is a good match for you and your family.
May is National Foster Care Month and there has never been a greater need to bring attention to children waiting for forever homes. More than 463,000 children are currently in foster care and 123,000 children are waiting to be adopted.Children in foster care are loving children. They are children like Shaquane and Edlina and Albert. Every child deserves to have a home with caring and supportive parents.Help us spread the message this month to reach all Americans and teach them about the love and joy that foster care adoption can bring to your life.
For more information visit: http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Month
For a video: “Children in Foster Care’ http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Month
For more ways to get involved:http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Month
Or join in the Twitter party: May 27 at 2 p.m. EST on Twitter for an #AdoptUsKids one hour chat to get the message out about National Foster Care Month.
Disclosure: I received no product and was not compensated for this post. As a thanks for my time, I was entered into an incentive program drawing from Global Influence.