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Ways to Know If Foster Parenting Is Right for You

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself when considering becoming a foster parent to a child in need. This questionnaire is intended to be a starting point and a tool for personal reflection or discussion with your family. The questionnaire also highlights the core attitudes and behaviors that foster parents must demonstrate.

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Benefits of Foster Parenting

  • Make a lasting difference in a child’s life. The temporary care you give will provide a safe and stable environment for a child experiencing crisis such as abuse, neglect or other family challenges.
  • Experience personal growth. The parenting, communication and relationships skills you’ll build through fostering a child or teenager are life-changing.
  • Sharing your family’s love.