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Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #4

Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #4

Obstacle #4:  Government already takes care of orphans Myth

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Sadly, as I travel our country advocating for orphans, one of the objections to foster care that I hear too often is that there are already government institutions tending to the needs of orphans.  Yes, there are many government sponsored programs and facilities for orphans.  Many are run by dear individuals that care deeply for the children in their care, but they can never take the place of a loving home.

Studies show that orphans that remain in institutional care for the duration of their childhood are less likely to become productive citizens, and much more likely to succumb to homelessness,

Malen Papadopoulos , National Director, www.hfcf.org, 09175699164

Malen Papadopoulos , National Director, www.hfcf.org, 09175699164

drug addictions, prostitution and crime. Institutions were never intended to be a lasting home for orphans.  A home requires a family.

Did you know you can make a huge difference for orphans by becoming an advocate for fostering and adoption.  Contact us to learn how at HFGF.org or when you call at 09175699164.

 

Obstacle #1: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Loving, Bonding and Saying Goodbye to Your Foster Child

Obstacle #2: How could I possibly afford to foster a child?

Obstacle #3:  Financial Misconception vs Real Needs of Orphans

Obstacle #5:  Foster Parents can’t make an impact to the orphans Myth  

Lyn Balasico

July 21st, 2015

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