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Myth: "I can't foster. I'll get too attached."

May 26, 2017

This one is tough because it’s partly true. Meet Bindi, M.S., Regional Manager with Bethany Christian Services in Athens, Georgia Truth: You’ll get attached. Foster parents do get attached, but that’s good. Children in foster care need adults who will get close to them and invest in their lives. …

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Myth: "I can't foster. I'm too old."

May 19, 2017

That’s not quite right. Meet Helen. Sometimes I ask myself why I am doing this, especially at the age of 76. But these children need somebody. It’s important for children to have the stability of staying somewhere safe and feeling like someone cares about them, like they belong. I know that …

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Myth: "I can't foster. I've never parented before."

May 12, 2017

Not so fast. Meet Kayla and Mike. Kayla and Mike had been married just a few months when Kayla proposed the idea of becoming foster parents. “I wanted to jump right in,” said Kayla. “Mike was open, but he wanted me to do some research and go from there.”   She searched “good foster care agencies …

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Myth: “I can’t foster. I’m single.”

May 05, 2017

You think so? Meet Charlotte. Fostering as a single parent wasn’t a big deal for me. I grew up in a single parent home. Both my mother and my grandmother were single parents, so I knew it could be done. You can do this too But that’s not what encouraged me to foster. I had a friend who was …

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