I am glad that I became a foster parent. It is not an easy job, but it is a rewarding job with many blessings!
I am so glad that I joined WIN to be a foster parent to help kids in need. I have been a foster parent with WIN Family Service for 5 years. I have had a great experience with WIN. I have learned so much from the WIN staff as to how to deal with kids that are in the foster care system. Before I became a foster parent I was not sure if this was something for me. I am a mother of 5 children whom I have raised. I currently have in my home a 12 year old foster daughter who has lived with me for 3 1/2 years. I have had a total of 10 kids who have come through my home for respite and short term stay. logosmall
I have always had the support I have needed from whatever concerns I have had. What I like mostly about the monthly meeting is when we come together we listen to problems and issues that we are having with our children and there is always input from a staff member or a parent to possibly help with a solution. I have learned so much from these meetings. These meetings have also helped me understand my own kids when they are having issues.
I was really skeptical about becoming a parent at the time, I was not aware that Eva worked for WIN. We attended the same church and I talked to her [about the foster care program]. She gave me the information I needed for the classes and I still had to pray about it because I did not want to bring a child into my home and not be able to provide for his or her needs. Once I got through the classes and submitted all of my required documentation, I still was not sure, but once I got my first child it was smooth sailing. I am glad that I became a foster parent. No, it is not an easy job, but it is a rewarding job with many blessings.