It changes the children when those children are welcomed into a non-judgmental home, made full participants in that family, and given the opportunity to learn how to cooperate, share and care. Teaching the five needs is one way to help accomplish this.
It changes the biological children when they are taught how to accept someone new in their family, share their parents, family members, home, toys and even friends. It is a rewarding experience that will enlarge their emotional boundaries for the rest of their lives.
It changes the foster parents most of all, because you can't help feel great about the way you have chosen to live your life. To learn how to share, encourage, and not to take things personally makes you a more blessed person. To be trained, and know you are doing a good job brings competency, to be able to live through "You're not my real mother," and know it is not really about you, and to help a child find the courage to love and learn is just the best a person could do with their life.
Interested in this busy, hard, fulfilling life?? Come join us. We would like to bring you and your talents to our foster care family.