But before I dig in to the “HOW,” I want to explore the “WHY,” and that requires taking some time to step into your foster child’s shoes (as much as is possible) when they come into your care. As much as you try to be a kind, good foster parent, the bottom line is you are a stranger, and everything about your house and your toys and your food is strange. It’s really important that we foster parents internalize this truth: the experience of coming into your home is yet another traumatic event in this child’s life.That First Night in Foster Care —
We are so grateful to all the folks who came out today to help transform our landscape. Big thanks to The United Way, Beth Farrell at FirstService Residential, Barry Nietsch from Coast Landscaping, EPS Landscaping, Emigh’s Ace Hardware, Sherwin Williams, and all the other folks who donated their time, money and effort to create a better place for foster children and their families.
Angel and Good Day Sacramento were wonderful too, and we are so happy to have been part of the program.