Today is the debut of Season 4 of our podcast, Honestly Speaking. It’s been a long 5 months in hiatus but we are excited to share this brand new season with you. On today’s show we are asking a big question:
Over the past few months we’ve received lots of emails and Facebook comments asking these questions… “Is everyone called to be a foster parent? Should I become one? Am I called to do it?” The initial response, based on the major need we see around our country, in particular, is a resounding yes. But not everyone is equipped to be a hands-on foster parent. Some people just don’t have the capacity to or cannot handle the exhaustion that often comes with this journey. So, what should they do? Where does that leave them? We answer these questions in today’s episode…
Listen To The Show.
Notes and Quotes from The Show.
In today’s episode we shared several strong take-aways. Here are some of our favorites.
Kristin answers the big question right off the bat:
[shareable]Not everybody’s called to do everything, but everyone’s called to do something.[/shareable]
While we’d like to think that everyone is equipped to be a hands-on foster parent, it’s not true and it often leads to failure. There are many who are ready, willing and able and should sign up immediately. But others have the opportunity to serve those who are called in some way. Later on, Kristin also shared this perspective…
[shareable]Your number 1 goal in foster parenting is reunification.[/shareable]
We love this truth that Nicole shared, when it comes to relating to and dealing with birth families…
[shareable]You need to work in partnership with birth families without being judgmental.[/shareable]
One of the truths we hold true to on this journey, especially when it comes to relating to birth families, case managers, or really anybody, is from the Bible. Mike shares this in the middle of the episode…
[shareable]As far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18[/shareable]
Resources and Links.
Here are some of the resources we shared during today’s episode…
[reminder]How did you get into Foster Parenting? Share your story with us.[/reminder]