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3 Reasons Empty Nesters Make the Best Fosters

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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.

3. Self-gratification.

Feel good about knowing you’re not only enriching the the life of another. But also doing the exact same for yourself!

If you are interested in providing a loving home prepared to meet the emotional, physical, and financial needs of a child in North or South Carolina, please contact us for more information.