These are my children, and I will fight with all I have to protect them and keep them safe. I will do all I can to make sure they are safe, they have all they need, and that they are loved. For a foster child who may have been abused, beaten, or neglected, this type of love is most important. Without this type of love, a foster child will not form necessary and healthy attachment with others, resulting in a number of attachment disorders. Emotional difficulties such as a of lack of self worth, trust, and the need to be in control often result in the lack of unconditional and healthy parental love.
As anyone who has worked with foster children will tell you, most foster children face an enormous amount of emotional issues, many times stemming from the lack of healthy love.
Before I was a foster parent, I had misconceptions. I had misconceptions about the children and about foster parents. I thought that the children were "bad kids" and that foster parents were "weird people.
I WAS wrong about the children; the children that come to my home are only seeking for someone to love them in a healthy fashion. What I was right about, though, is the foster parents. We do need to be just a little "weird," in order to do what we do.
It is a difficult job, at times, and we do make certain sacrifices in order to care for these children in need. To be sure, the vast majority of foster parents I meet are the same way.
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We care for these children because we DO care. Is it easy?
Not always. Do we see signs of reward? Many times the answer is no. Do others place false assumptions and judgments upon us foster parents? All the time, and not just strangers, but sometimes my friends and even my family members. I have found that the general society does not really understand or appreciate what foster care is about. They do not realize what foster children go through each day, nor for that matter what foster parents go through, either.
Sure, my heart breaks when they leave. I am not a super hero.
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I do grieve when they leave my family. My heart does hurt. Yet, these children need someone to hurt for them. They need someone to protect them.
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These children need someone to care for them, and provide stability. These children need someone to love them. These children need me. I am that foster parent. For more, read Dr.
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John DeGarmo has been a foster parent for 14 years, now, and he and his wife have had over 50 children come through their home. He is a consultant to legal firms and foster care agencies, as well as a speaker and trainer on many topics about the foster care system Dr. He is the author of several foster care books, including the inspirational best seller Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journe y , and writes for several publications, including Foster Focus magazine.
He can be contacted at drjohndegarmo gmail, through his Facebook page, Dr. John DeGarmo, or at his website. Some are locked in the basement for days at a time. I won't go into detail, but I want to urge people to put a stop to bad foster parents. Be the difference. Be the parents who can give the children a life filled with warmth, love and security. You may be receiving money in order to take care of those who are in your care. Don't be the person who keeps the money for yourself.
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The biological parents may have the right to the child, but the child has the right to voice their opinion. Become a foster parent, not only will you change their life for the better but you yourself will have a new outlook on life. Children dream of having a good life with rich parents, the best cars and pets.
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