Considering Foster Care or Adoption? Read These Words From a Former Foster Child #writeourheartout - Sabrina
There are a lot of people out there considering foster care or adoption for all different reasons. Whether your reason is that you’re struggling to get pregnant or because you think it’s a nice thing to do, it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, you are giving a child the chance to live a better life. A chance that they deserve. You are giving them the love and care that they so desperately need. You are making a lifelong, lasting difference in the life of another human being.
If you think that getting involved in foster care and adoption will be scary, you’re right. It will be. Foster children are some of the most vulnerable children out there. But don’t let that deter you from giving a piece of your heart and a room in your home to them, even if it is just temporary.
If I could give you one piece of advice it would be this: choose faith over fear, always. There are many fears attached to bringing a child into your home and family. You may fear the child will be angry. They will be, but that anger will turn into appreciation. You may fear that you will disappoint the child. You will, but you will also become the courage, strength, and hope they have been longing for. You may fear you won’t be able to give them the love they need. I am so happy to tell you from my very own personal experience that your love will mean everything and so much more. The families that fostered me held onto me so tight and looking back they were a pure reflection of unconditional love and acceptance. You may fear that foster care will be a struggle. It will be. But butterflies struggle too, and when they persevere and fly, they are so incredibly beautiful. Choose faith over fear. Choose to change a life.