We know not everyone is called to be a foster family or in the right season of their life to be a parent themselves. But one thing we hear constantly is, “I would love to help, but I just don’t know how.” I get it, it is very overwhelming. No one wants to step on any toes or be in the way, and the world of fostering is unique. Every single situation is different.
There might be foster parents in your life who you’ve already reached out to and let them know you care. That’s great! Maybe you even said something along the lines of “just let us know what you need.” You even really, truly meant it. But they probably did not reach out, partially because they are very overwhelmed and literally did not have time, and partially because their needs are ever-changing.
This post is for them as much as it is for you. I want to give them a resource they can pass along to their friends, family, or church when people ask, “What can we do?” And I want everyone to know that you can help with out breaking the bank.
Here are a few ways anyone can offer help and encouragement to foster families: [Read more…]