What Are The Rewards
As a foster parent, you will experience daily rewards. The most powerful reward is the difference you are making in the life of a child and in his or her family. As the foster parent, you are the primary agent for change for the child. While there will be many people on your team supporting you and the child every step of the way, you are ultimately the primary support for the child through his/her journey to achieving permanency. As this support person, you are not only impacting the child, but also his/her family. The rewards of helping a child and family reunite, or helping a child achieve permanency in other ways (i.e. adoption, independent living, etc.) are immeasurable.
Beyond the rewards provided to you by the children and families you serve, you will also receive ongoing support and training from FCSVA in order to ensure that you are always well-prepared to meet the needs of the children in your home. Foster parent support groups and monthly in-service trainings offer both the rewards of being a part of a foster parent community and being among others with a common purpose, as well as the reward of knowledge and skills that will aid you in your daily work as a foster parent.
What Is The First Step?
You have made the first step! You’ve begun to research and determine what will be the best route for you to take in your goal to serve children and families. Now it is time to learn more about what it means to be a therapeutic foster parent, and what it will mean to be a part of For Children’s Sake of Virginia. The next step will be to attend a “no-strings-attached” foster parent orientation to learn more about being a foster parent, about the requirements, and about the process towards becoming approved. Contact us electronically at forchildrenssakeVA@yahoo.com, or call us at (703) 817-9890.
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