Becoming a parent is one of the most life changing events any person can have.
Going through the many stages of parenthood; first steps, first day of school, dance recitals, football, basketball or soccer practice and games, prom, graduation, and finally college. It’s understandable why a majority of parents who after 18 years of parenting, find themselves dealing with a bevy of emotions once the kids move out of the house.
However, becoming an empty-nester doesn’t have to be a negative experience.
In fact, the vast majority of ’empty-nesters’ say that it was because they became empty nesters they were motivated to open up their homes to foster children.
Here are the top 3 reasons “empty-nesters” decide to foster:
1. That feeling of something missing.
Parents often still have lots of love and guidance to give even after raising a child or two of their own. Becoming a foster is one of the ways many parents can open their hearts and their doors to a child who needs love.
2. Giving back.
Fostering provides an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.
Feel good about knowing you’re not only enriching the the life of another. But also doing the exact same for yourself!