There's a proverb that best describes our approach to the foster children placed in our care: "It takes a village."
Without the intervention of caring placement agencies ... without our team of dedicated and committed specialists ... without the selfless participation of foster families who so generously step up, thousands of children and youth would not get the care, support and nurturing they deserve.
It is up to all of us, working together, to help prepare them for the future, to arm them with the goals and life skills they need to strike out on their own and live their lives as contributing members of society.
Fostering is a meaningful experience and makes a difference to the lives of children in care.
Follow Tracey as she reunites with her foster mother and reflects on her time in foster care.
The first of a series that will follow the journeys of several individuals who were fostered as children and rose to see enormous success in their lives. They highlight the diversity in people’s journeys and inspire foster children to view their own future as full of possibility.
With so many negative misconceptions about foster children, it’s understandable why many are hesitant to foster. This blog aims to dispel these misconceptions and shine a light on the varied experiences of fostering.