Foster parents have the opportunity to create a lasting impact on the children who stay in their home—whether the children return to their families, move quickly on to adoption, or require long-term foster-care while they wait for adoption—the teaching and loving that foster parents give their children are lasting gifts.
Posted May 13, 2011
The month of May might just be like any other month to some, but to us, it’s special. May is National Foster Care Month. What does that mean? It means that this month is a reminder that we should celebrate, appreciate and thank the people who are fostering love by fostering a child.
Foster families come in all forms. They have open arms and big hearts. They have compassion and love. They foster acceptance, safety and nurturing. They encourage hugs, learning and self confidence. They embrace challenges and celebrate accomplishments. They love smiles and laughs, the more the better. They provide comfort, meet special needs and go the extra mile. They are coaches and cheerleaders. They are teachers. They encourage discovery and growth. They are safe havens that can be relied on and the healers of broken hearts.
For everything that they do, one month out of a year is not enough to thank foster and adoptive parents!