What Foster Care Means To Us

“Being a foster parent is going to be really hard. Are you sure that’s what you want to do?”

Yes, we get this question. This is a really hard question for me to answer because I almost feel offended by it. Of course it’s going to be hard. But, here’s the thing, it’s not about me nor is it about Preston. It’s about the kids who deserve to have a home where they are loved and supported.

So, yes. We are sure this is what we want to do.  The more I listen to podcasts and read books about being a foster parent, the more I’m ready to do it. Preston and I are ready to love these children like our own and welcome them into our home, even if it’s just for a little while.

Do we want to adopt our foster children? If that’s the end result, of course we will do that. But the goal of fostering isn’t adoption – it’s reunification with their biological parents. As foster parents, we aren’t just supporting these kids – we are supporting their families.

I’ve thought long and hard about being a foster parent after having lost my own biological children. I’ve had many therapy sessions focused on this topic as well. But I truly believe in my heart that I was made to do this. Preston and I have a wonderful relationship, a beautiful home, and the most supportive friends and family. I’m so passionate about fostering, and I’m so excited to share our experiences as they come.