24 hour care
Visitations twice a week
To and from
Rocking in the middle of the night
This is just the beginning of what a foster parent provides. All I ask for is that someone tell me what the hell is going on.
Don't leave me out.
Don't act like I am a pain.
I know you are busy- so am I.
I am the one caring for a child who isn't even mine.
I am the one who wakes when he cries after a visit with a virtual stranger he hasn't seen in more than half his life.
I am the one who watches my children fall in love with him and him fall in love with them.
I am the one who sees him thrive and grow and learn in my home.
I have spent the last 13 weeks changing my entire life for this child-
Yet I am treated like the enemy.
I am treated like a pain in the butt who has done something wrong.
I am not the problem-
I am not the criminal-
I am not the issue-
This is not okay-
I pray that something gives soon because no matter how sweet the baby is that is sleeping above me
this experience is why they don't have any foster parents.
This is what is wrong with the system
I am a bleeding heart- a volunteer- a foster parent - and now I am jaded.