As you go about your day to day life, it would be easy to assume that most people are having their needs met in the greater Shasta County area. After all, you may not see those who are struggling and in need of assistance on a daily basis. However, there are plenty of people in our communities who are in need of help, and that includes many children. If you are interested in providing the foster care Shasta County needs, be sure that your service would fill an important void.
Challenging, But Rewarding
There is no doubt that providing foster care in Shasta County is a difficult and demanding task – but it is one that offers so much to those who are willing to take it on. The emotional rewards associated with serving a child in need cannot be overstated. Whether you are interested in foster parenting as a path toward potential adoption, or you just want to help out while a child is at a vulnerable point in their life, it’s never too late to get started.
An Ongoing Need
It’s unlikely that we will ever reach a point where foster care in Shasta County has all the resource parents necessary to fill the demand. That’s just the reality of the situation – there is always room for qualified families who are open to taking a placement when a child is in need. That doesn’t mean that every available foster family will have a child at all times, of course, but adding yourself to the list of available options for foster parents is a generous and selfless thing to do. If you have reached a point in your life where you feel like you have something more to give to your community, but you aren’t sure exactly what that is, consider the possibility that becoming a foster parent may be the best way to serve those around you.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact Children First Foster Family Agency or apply to become a resource parent.
Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.
Author: Children First FFA