After you get through the first initial few weeks with a new foster placement, daily life seems to fall into place.
It may sound obvious to say this, but life with a foster child is pretty much the same as life with any other children.
It’s the nitty-gritty, the daily needs and issues, the joys and the sorrows of being a parent. It’s seeing them accomplish new things and take new bites of food and just being their parent in general.
Is there “baggage” in the daily grind when there are foster kids in the home? Absolutely. But I would imagine that there is also “baggage” in the daily grind when there are not foster kids in the home, too…am I right?
Each of our children have unique personalities and unique strengths and weaknesses. They all have sins and vices and they all have strengths and good qualities. Yes, foster children often bring not only their own sins and vices into the home, but also the ones from other people (that they didn’t even choose).
Tomorrow, I will touch a little bit more on the extra responsibilities that come along with children in foster care. Things like appointments, visitation, paperwork, and the emotional roller coasters. But for today I just wanted to leave you with two posts that I wrote in the thick of being a foster Mom. These were both “A Day in the Life” posts, and as you can see…there is not much added activity for me as a foster Mom compared to a biological Mom.
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