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How to Help A Foster parent You Know

Family support for foster parents
Family makes a community how can you help

How to help a foster parent in you know is a great question. There is a part to play for all of us when it comes to supporting foster youth.  Small gestures can go a long way when it comes to supporting a family in your neighborhood that has opened their home to foster.  Here is a list of some of the ways you can help:

Ways you can help a foster parent are.

  • Prepare a meal for them
  • Assist with transportation or carpool
  • Provide child care when the parents need to take someone to an appointment
  • Help with their pets
  • Assist with household chores
  • Open the door for them to reach out by simply asking “How can I help?”

Mentor

Kids need a mentor, why not you? Give a child the opportunity to see that they have a person in their life. This mentor is going to teach them to grow up into a great adult. This mentor must care and give them time and support. We mentor lots of people in work and family life if that is a child next door or a professional work mate. Why not a child in foster care?

Vote

Vote for politicians who promote policies that benefit current and former foster youth. It can definitely be intimidating to sift through all the information out there, but a good way to start is by checking out websites for organizations such as FosterClubthis link opens in a new tab to see what politicians have to say about current and pending legislation related to our cause.

Spread the word

There are many ways to help current and former foster youth flourish and become contributing members of society. Whether you want to do any of what we suggeste or you simply want to learn more about foster care, the more people interested in assisting some of the most vulnerable children, the better. Read articles about child welfare, share stories online, keep a dialogue going about the struggles of current and former foster youth. Every bit helps, and allies are appreciated.