The Questions You Need To Ask Before Becoming A Foster Parent
There are many big questions to consider about becoming a foster parent before making the decision. Whether single or married, foster parents need to be licensed or approved with different criteria state by state. Of course, foster parents should be financially stable and have a solid network of support with others in the community. The National Foster Parent Association reports that there are 397,000 children in foster care across the country, but these are considered substitute living situations, not permanent ones. More than half of the children are reunited with parents, so foster parents must also be ready to deal with birth parents and the eventual notion of the child moving on.
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