ISFC Family Testimonial
“Foster parenting is an amazing journey. It can be the most rewarding experience of your life and then sometimes it can be overwhelmingly stressful and traumatic. So many of the children we serve have suffered such significant trauma that no matter how much experience, skill and education you have raising kids, you may still need some help to figure out how best to meet that child’s needs.
That’s where we were. An experienced foster home with a great track record of helping and reunifying children in the system. We thought we could handle most challenges. Then we got a child who had so many bad things happen to him he couldn’t cope, didn’t appear to want to cope and seemed incapable of change. We struggled to relate to him as did our other children and extended family. No matter how hard we tried we just weren’t getting anywhere and he was not improving.
He became an ISFC child and we were trained as an ITFC home. It was a Godsend! The ISFC program is a great resource for our whole family! The extra training continues to enhance our ability to understand our child’s unique challenges and develop ways to help him while supporting the whole family.
We are still in the midst of this journey but we no longer feel that we are in it alone.“
Kelly, ISFC Foster Parent