Children come into the care of the state through absolutely no fault of their own. And through fostering or adoption, you’re able to help provide a caring, nurturing environment where they can heal from past experiences and trauma and grow to their fullest potential. People who are called to foster or adopt all share one thing in common--the desire to help the most vulnerable children thrive.
Foster and adoptive parents are just like you. You don’t have to be an actual superhero to be a child’s hero. There is no singular “ideal” candidate, but reflecting on these questions is always a great place to start:
Of course there are some legal qualifications you’ll have to meet, but we think the above list is a pretty good place to start when deciding whether or not opening your home to a child in need is right for you.