After 3 years of being foster parents, it’s been so interesting to compare our initial expectations to our actual experience. We thought we would take care of a child for a bit, and then they would move on. Instead, our first placement learned to walk, learned to talk, and had her first birthday with us; she became part of the family. And now, she's still in our lives 3 years later. We even attended her birthday party and were able to be among her peers and biological family who love her dearly.
Fostering was just so very different than what we thought it was. It's a real home, it's a life, and it's been an amazing experience for our entire family and friends. We highly encourage any and all who are interested to begin the licensing process and see where it takes you. You might just be surprised like we were.
Ashley, Riley & Little Riley