Take A Deeper Look at Children in Foster Care
Foster parents are needed more than ever in Wisconsin, with close to 6,000 children in foster care, right now. Foster children need both long-term and temporary care. Due to an inability to care for the child properly, some children will not return to their family home and require long-term care, while others may need a foster home simply until their biological parents can provide a more stable environment.
Children in foster care often experience some kind of distress, pain or grief due to their family’s circumstances. Common feelings like anxiety and depression may lead to issues both behaviorally and emotionally that can necessitate significant nurturing and attention. Many times, children in foster care are alone. Sometimes children are in siblings groups, with multiple children. Often sibling groups seek foster families willing to keep them together in the hope to avoid more loss and separation.
Although most children in foster care tend to be of school age through adolescence, foster children can range from infancy to 18 years. Fostering an older child provides many benefits, including being able to mentor or act as a life-coach to a child growing and maturing into an adult and personal growth as you help the next generation to succeed.
Caring for children in foster care requires:
- Tolerance and patience
- Kindness and empathy
- Nurturing ability
- Stability in the home
- One stay-at-home adult
- Motivation to learn about and address any special needs a child may present
- Open communication with CCR staff, teachers, mentors, tutors, social workers and other foster care professionals
The position of a foster parent is to give a warm, caring home environment for children in need of stability and love. Community Care Resources, Inc. (CCR) is here to help! Our staff is dedicated to helping you be a successful foster parent through step-by-step assistance and support. We will work with you to determine the level of service you are most comfortable with, whether it’s respite, short-term care, long-term care or even adoption. With over 20 years of experience bringing together children with families and providing support and clinical expertise for families, we want to help you in this wonderful path to becoming a foster parent.
Are you interested in meeting some children in foster care? We would love to introduce you! Contact us today or call 800-799-0450.
If you are prepared to make the promise to help turn a child’s life around by paying it forward in a significant way, come partner with Community Care Resources, Inc. You could truly make a difference for children in foster care.