Several questions every couple should ask before becoming Foster Parents


  1. Have I been called?

  2. Am I willing to go through the training and process to become a foster parent?

  3. Am I willing to accept another child as my own?

  4. Am I willing to accept that more than likely the child will go back home?

  5. Will I be supportive of the child’s birth family?

  6. Am I willing to be patient with the child’s hurts and struggles?

  7. Am I willing to be up all night? And function the next day with no sleep?

  8. Am I willing to go to multiple appointments and have my house open to others regularly?

  9. Am I willing to fill out constant paperwork and stay organized?

  10. Am I willing to do this without recognition?

Am I patient? Can I wait until the next court date? What if they get the child before then? What happens if they don’t? Do they get visitation? Do I get to pick this? Do they get to pick that?


We were approved to be foster parents and had a foster child placed an hour later. We had so many questions. Questions that you don’t get the answer to in training. Questions that you don’t get the answer to for days. Sometimes weeks. It is hard. But there is a child! And there is joy, love, and hope.