Helping someone to grow and develop is the general meaning of the word foster. A further definition of foster is to take care of someone’s needs within an environment that is loving and nurturing thus will help the person grow and develop.
Becoming a foster parent is not for everyone for your information. A background check is done by the state on families that want to become a foster family to a child, aside from inspecting their home. If your background, both present and past, is found satisfactory enough to ensure the safety of the person to be fostered, then your next process would be to attend series of classes on how to become a foster parent.
The state will step in and conduct an investigation when there are several situations when a parent is abusive physically, sexually or emotionally to his or her child, and decide if the child has stay in that home or not. If the state finds it necessary to remove the child from his or her present home, then the child will be placed in a foster home to ensure his or her safety. Fostering a child is not as easy as it looks, and if you want to step in as a foster parent, note that it is going to be challenging but can also be rewarding.
In our country, know that there are thousands of children and adults that are under the foster care system. There are agencies with faith centered services that give support to these youths by encouraging them and giving them love like in a healthy home.These agencies have the realization that it is important for the children to receive love, shelter and safety during the time they are placed in a foster home that will hopefully help them remove the bad experiences in their past homes.
There are several advantages in foster care adoption. The agency or institution will act as the middle party between the foster parent and the child. Contrary to adopting a child on the street, there will be documentations and possible changing of the surname of the child if adoption is opted under foster care.
A background check will be done on foster parents by the institution and they will decide if the foster parents are capable of giving financial, emotional and spiritual support to the child, aside from looking into the compatibility of the child and the foster parents.
Part of the process is dialogue, which is very important so that both child and foster parent will be briefed as to what would happen. It could be overwhelming for a foster parent to know that the new child will be his or her responsibility in the years to come.