When it comes to change, it can be scary for everyone. A big move, a new job, or even a dynamic shift can throw off everything; especially for those with a fear of change. We are here to tell you to embrace that change! To throw yourself towards it with full force. Even change that appears negative on the surface can always turn out for the better. As the famous quote goes: be the change you wish to see in the world… and fostering a child can be the first step to welcoming that change into your life.
Fostering a child is one of the most selfless things you can do, and it’s also a huge change! It is completely normal to be nervous or afraid of how your life may change and shift once you’ve chosen to become a Resource Parent. Excitement may not be your primary emotion, and you shouldn’t feel bad about that! When you are considering becoming a Resource Parent, you should know that beyond the way your life will change, you will become a huge part in changing the life of a child for the better.
Oftentimes, new resource parents are helping a child out of an unfortunate situation, like an unpleasant group home, an improper match, or an unsafe home life. Not only will becoming a Resource Parent allow you to give a child a completely different home experience, but you will also be able to provide them with resources to help them become successful in the future.
Every act of kindness and life lesson you instill in your children will stick with them forever, whether you are a Resource Parent to them for a week or become their forever home. Change can be big and scary — yes! But when you are conquering large changes in your life, it is important to keep a positive mind and an optimistic attitude as to how this change may affect your life. You never know what effect you could have on the life of a child, or how they may come to touch your life as well.