Why We Love Blogs & Podcasts for Foster Parents
Individuals who have been in the foster care community for some time now have created blogs and podcasts to share their personal experiences in order to encourage and support individuals who are considering becoming foster parents. Many have expressed how helpful this type of information would have been for them many years ago. At RISE Services, Inc. we highly recommend that our foster families take advantage of this valuable content. You will be encouraged, informed, and inspired, as you read and listen to the foster care stories of those who have been exactly where you are right now.
The #1 reason we love foster care blogs and podcasts is the encouragement they provide for current and potential foster families. It can be overwhelming as you take that first step toward getting your foster care license. It can also be difficult to stay the course when you feel alone in your own foster care journey. By listening to real and personal conversations from individuals who have years invested in foster care, you can find the support, community, and purpose you need to be an integral part of one of the most important jobs in the world.
We understand that support is essential for foster parents. We also believe that being educated on practical issues and everyday experiences of foster parenting can empower the entire foster family. There are several podcasts that feature leading foster care experts such as social workers, adoptive parents, birth parents, physicians, psychologists, and more. Their experience and wisdom can arm you with information that can be helpful as you enter the unique world of foster care and apply various strategies for effective and compassionate foster parenting.
Encouragement and education are invaluable for foster care families, but hearing about the experience of others who are in similar situations is absolutely priceless. It’s easy to feel lonely as a foster parent. Being a foster parent is a very unique and extraordinary experience. Listening to podcasts and reading blogs about the open and honest perspectives of other foster families is vital to helping you understand that you are never alone in your personal fostering adventure.
We Gladly Support Foster Families
The team at RISE Services, Inc. is proud to stand alongside foster parents and their families by supporting, inspiring, and encouraging them throughout their foster care journey. You are making all the difference in the lives of children and their families by giving them a safe and stable home setting while their birth parents are receiving the help they desperately need. Contact us today to learn more about how we support foster families. You can also visit our locations page to find out more about foster parenting in your state.
Source: Eudy, Amy. “Ten Compelling Podcasts About Foster Care and Adoption.” Web article. Nightlight Christian Adoptions. 01 Jul. 2020. Web. 13 Oct. 2022.