In place of FAQ this week, I wanted to post links to a couple of great blog posts I have read lately.
Foster parents have tremendous power to shape our foster care system by providing an environment that creates many more ‘exceptions,’ and gradually, if ever so slowly, changes the ‘rule.’ This is not some idealistic vision that calls for the end of foster care in our lifetime or even an ambitious and laudable effort to clear the roles of children who are waiting. No, what we need is an army of foster parents that re-imagine what is possible because they understand foster care primarily as a ministry. With a renewed and fresh passion to see hearts mended, bodies healed and lives transformed – both children and parents alike – these foster parents can, and are, making the realities and outcomes of foster care different for all involved. They expect the ‘exception’ and refuse to accept or even be discouraged by the commonly assumed ‘rule.’
Adoptive Dad’s has a great series going on called Myths & Realities.
Hope you get a chance to read these two great posts.