Celebrating Foster Care
During the month of September, LWB celebrates Foster Care!
The value of foster care for a child cannot be measured. Like a stone thrown into the still water of a pond, the ripple effects spread across the years.
Attachment, cognitive, emotional, social and physical health all benefit from a loving foster care placement. This is not necessarily seen in the first days, weeks or even months that follow adoption, but in the years that follow.
Even when a child is not adopted but stays with the foster family long term, these benefits remain and affect the child for a lifetime.
This September, we hope to have a foster care family reunion of sorts! Families who have adopted children in our foster care programs are encouraged to send in photos and updates. Also, we look forward to sharing photos and reports with families of children who were in our programs and who may not yet have requested this treasure trove of information.
In addition, we look forward to sharing the positive outcomes of foster care of children still in our programs, some of whom are waiting for families to call their own.
We are grateful for the Chinese families who foster more than 160 children in our programs, for our loyal sponsors, and for our very special volunteers who selflessly give of their time. Foster care would not be possible without any of you!
~Kirsten Vizjak, Director of Foster Care for Love Without Boundaries
Would you like to become involved with our foster care program? Please visit the Foster Care page on LWB’s new website!