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A Foster Parents concerns

Posted by Kerri Mosher on October 20, 2016 in Being a foster parent |

A Foster Parents Concerns.

At this time, my husband and I have a nine-year-old and a two-year-old at home. They are both boys.

A little more than three weeks ago we took in a one-year-old and three-year-old. After the first week I had concerns of how I would let these little girls go once their parents were ready to get them back.

Once I worked it out in my head and not thought about what my heart  was feeling I was ok. I know children should be with their parents if possible.

Even though I knew that they should be with their parents it still doesn’t make it easier when the time comes to let them go.

I am an adult and know that it will be hard, so how do I expect my little guy to handle it?

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I guess I really didn’t think things through when I agreed to take two small children into my home. My son Joshua has gotten close to these girls. He calls the youngest one sissy.

What is he going to think when they leave? How heartbroken is he going to be? Will this prevent him from getting close to others?

When I sit and think about him and his sweet little heart and see how close he is getting to the girls it breaks my heart, even more now, to think about them leaving us.

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I am sure the girls will be with us for at least five more months or longer so I guess it is time to start looking into how to help him should they go back home.

 

As I sit here writing this and thinking about it more, I worry about the effect it will have on the girls also. I know they will be happy to go home but I am also sure they will miss us. How will they adjust again?

Being a foster parent is hard! How is one suppose to take these little people into their home, open their hearts and then watch them leave?  Chances are, you will never see them again.

 

 

 

 

 

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