With the movie Annie coming out we thought this informational piece would be fitting.
Fostering a child is an incredibly rewarding journey, complete with highs, lows and everything in between. Some words of wisdom can really help make sense of some of the stages, or to even provide you with comfort, a smile or reiterate the importance of why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Here is a collection of some of the best quotes regarding fostering we found on Pinterest.
Parenthood requires love, not DNA.
You may be in our home for a season but you’ll be in our hearts forever.
When you honour the birth family, you honour the child. When you don’t honour the birth family, the child will believe that something is inherently wrong with him/her.
However parenthood comes to you, it’s a miracle.
‘Children born to another woman call me ‘mom’. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me.’ – Jody Landers
‘As foster parents, we are asked to not only care for the basic needs of a child, but also sit alongside them as they digest the hurt and damage they have undeservingly experienced.’ – Carrie Dahlin
As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.
You may not have my eyes or smile, but from that very first moment you had my heart.
‘Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s’. – Sheryl Crow
‘I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.’ – Bob Constantine.
Never forget for a single minute you didn’t grow under my heart by in it.
There are no unwanted children; just unfound families.
Foster carers don’t have super powers, but it’s worth remembering that even Superman was adopted…
Family is not defined by our genes; it is built and maintained through love.
Fostering takes time, but love arrives instantly.
The struggle is part of the story.
‘As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen’ – Winnie the Pooh
It’s not always going to be easy, but it’s always going to be worth it.
Fostering or adopting a child is a long and painful process…but so is childbirth.
Everyone wants to know where they came from, even if it doesn’t turn out like you wanted.
‘Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them’. – Leigh Anne Tuohy
Right now someone you haven’t met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you.
This is the start of your sweet little story; the part where your page meets mine no matter where you tale takes you tomorrow; our story will always read ‘love’.