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Foster Parenting: Is It For You?

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"Bio. Adoptive. Foster. Step. It's not the word before PARENT that defines, but rather the love and dedication in the parent's heart." ~ Anonymous

Parenting is a noble assignment. One that many would do well to seriously consider. It is the primary means by which generations are shaped and established.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in the United States enter the child welfare/foster care system. Most of them are there due to the neglect or abuse of their biological parents. Such drastic upheaval understandably bring on many issues that are far too much for a child to bear alone. This is where the love and support of a stable family and home environment comes in. It all starts with a compassionate heart that is willing to take action to change the life of a child who could use your love and support.

Whether you already have children of your own or not, taking a foster child into your care can be one of the best decisions of your life - if you're up for the challenge.

If foster care, or even adoption, is a choice you're considering, tune in today to connect with our guest, Atasha Kelly-Harris, Manager of Adoption and Post-Adoption at Depelchin Children's Center in Houston, TX. She's here to present a realistic view of what foster parenting is and how it can enhance the lives of both the child and the parent.

Call 646-716-6910, or log into our Javammunity chat room and post your comments and questions there.

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