Becoming a foster parent isn’t something you decide on a whim—it’s a thoughtful journey. It’s important to gather the whole household together from the get-go, and it can feel even more significant when you consider how fostering might impact your own kids. Ensuring your biological children’s well-being is a top priority, but giving your foster child the best care possible is just as important. It might sound like a big task, but when done right, it’s truly rewarding.
The impact of fostering on birth children can be both positive and negative, but research has shown that the good tends to outweigh the bad. Participants of a study claimed their experience as the biological child of a foster parent was ‘eye-opening’, and there was a general theme of feeling closer to their family because of it.