Real Answers about Being a Foster Parent


It’s hard to find out what it’s really like being a foster parent.  No training is going to tell you what really happens. For the last year, each week, I’ve been asking foster parents on Instagram a question about being a foster parent.  Here are their real answers.

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What its really like being a foster parent. Lots of questions with dozens of answers.

Family visits

Missed Visits

What do you say to your foster child when a parent doesn’t show for a visit? #fostercarequestions #fostercare

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Teachers

  #FosterCareFriday – How much do you share with teachers about your kids in #fostercare? #backtoschool   A photo posted by Penelope Webster (@foster2forever) on

Court Hearings

#FosterCareFriday – COURT HEARINGS – Do you attend #fostercare hearing? A photo posted by Penelope Webster (@foster2forever) on

Number of Kids

  #fostercarefriday: WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM NUMBER OF KIDS FOR YOUR FAMILY? #fostercare   A photo posted by Penelope Webster (@foster2forever) on

Age Gap

Work Outside the Home

Goodbye

How many times have you had to say GOODBYE? #fostercarefriday #fostercare A photo posted by Penelope Webster (@foster2forever) on

Birthmothers

  How do you show support to birthmothers? http://bit.ly/16NF3jU #FosterCareFriday #fostercare   A photo posted by Penelope Webster (@foster2forever) on


Books

#FosterCareFriday What books have been the most helpful in your #fostering journey?

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Be sure and follow me on Pinterest for the answers to other questions you may have as a foster parent. Dozens of foster parents answer tough questions about being a foster parent.