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Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #5

Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #5

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

Many Filipino couples too early dismiss the impact they could have on an orphaned child.  Well-meaning families often believe that orphanages are better equipped to care for their needs.  While orphanages serve an important role in meeting the immediate needs of abandoned and neglected children, they are not a lasting solution.

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

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

Consider the remarkable rate of growth and development during the first years of a child’s life.  Did you know that by age 3, a child’s brain is already 80% of it’s adult size?  During this time, most of a child’s neurological development is stimulated by touch.  Imagine how little individual time an orphanage caregiver, charged with many children, could give any one child.  Aside from diaper changing and feeding, there is little time for touch and stimulation.

Consider the difference you and your spouse could make holding, cuddling and playing with an orphaned infant.  Contact us at the Home for Good Foundation to learn more at HFGF.org or 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 #4:  Government already takes care of orphans Myth

Lyn Balasico

August 4th, 2015

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