Below are some questions we've received from friends and family. Do you have other questions you're wondering about? Comment below.
Why do you want to be foster parents to a refugee child?
We've seen it on the news and firsthand, refugees experience trauma before and when they flee their country of origin. Compounding this horrible event, is if a refugee is a child and on top of that a child with no parents. These are the children that are we're going to be fostering. We know we can provide a safe, caring, and nurturing home to a child in need. With our experience living and working in international settings, we think we can offer an understanding of what is like to live in a foreign community. We'll do our best to practice compassion, patience, and build a loving home.
But there are a lot of kids in the USA that need good homes too.
True. And we so appreciate all you great parents out there. A huge shout out to domestic foster parents. It's a tough job. Our heart goes to working with and supporting international children and that's why we're thrilled to have found a local program that will allow us to foster a refugee child.
Do you want your own kids?
When we're placed with a child, we intend to treat him/her/they as our own child. If the question is do we want a biological child, then the answer is maybe. We're taking this journey one step at a time and right now our greatest excitement is meeting our future foster child!
What if they don't speak English? How will you communicate?
In all likelihood, our child won't be fluent in English. We will do all that we can to learn the child's language before he/she/they arrive in the US. We also know that it will be a challenge assimilating to each other's language, food, culture, etc. We're willing to learn and will try our hardest to make our child feel comfortable in their new home and community.