Monday, April 25, 2011

What would be your reason for doing foster care?

Brandy's "I Did It" reason
National Foster Care Month starts next week! We've got lots of stuff planned, including a May 9 proclamation signing with Iowa's Governor, and we're also looking forward to sharing with you video interviews with Iowa resource families and teens during May. Here's some more events and resources if you're interested.

A few weeks ago we put out a call to Iowa's foster families to share with us their "I Did It" reasons - or in other words, the reason why they chose to step into the important role of resource family. We'll be sharing these again during May in hopes that other Iowans would also consider becoming a foster or adoptive family.

Here's a few of the ones we heard from Iowa families:
  • "We did it because we can!"
  • "Because every person is a child of God."
  • We did it because we couldn't have kids of our own but can't wait to parent!"
  • "I did it because I enjoy kids and hope I can make a difference in someone's life."
  • "Because the need is there, and it's very important to us."
  • "Because we want to share our love."
  • "Because we believe every child deserves to be in a safe, nurturing environment."
  • "I just want to give back to tomorrow's leaders."
If you're a foster parent, why did you choose to become one? Or, why do you feel it's important to support youth in foster care? We'd love to hear.


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