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Some benefits and cautions for Foster Care

Here’s what you must know about foster care

If you are considering the path to be foster parent, there are certain things that you need to know. It takes courage and determination to get involved in foster parenting. It is indeed a very big step and you need to be sure that you have understood and learnt everything regarding foster parenting before proceeding to this noble cause. There are many advantages in becoming a foster carer and there are some cautions too. This article provides you both so you can decide whether or not to become a foster parent.

Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of foster care? Read on to learn!

Advantages:

Helping Others – One of the biggest positive aspects of being a foster parent is that you have the ability to help others. You will be providing a home for children that have nowhere else to go, and in doing so you’ll be helping families and entire communities with your service. However, it is important that you focus on the pros of actually helping out the children.

Monetary Compensation – Another pro of becoming a foster parent is monetary compensation. While the money should never be the reason that you become a foster parent, it does help out along the way. Some families would love to become foster parents, but they just don’t have the resources. However, the compensation they receive can make it possible for them to open up their home to a child that needs foster care.

Cautions:

Emotional Pain of Separation – One of the first cautions that you need to keep in mind when considering foster parenting is the emotional pain of separation. Statistics show that just about 50% of children in the foster care program end up being united with their families. This means that you may have to give up your foster children, even after a strong emotional bond has been developed. It can be painful and difficult to let those children go, and before you become a foster parent you need to be sure that you can deal with this.

You’ll Be Spending Money – Sure, there is some financial compensation offered to you when you become a foster parent, but don’t think that this compensation will cover all the costs of having a foster child in your home.

The complete article can be accessed here:

http://www.more4kids.info/602/pros-and-cons-of-foster-parenting/

 

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Posted on 6 July 2016

Posted in Becoming a foster carer / Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring

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