The need in foster care is so great that sometimes it feels like there is no way to make a dent. I am right there with you. I have watched the number of kids in care rise and felt hopeless and found myself wondering, What can little ole’ me really do to make a difference? My hope is that you don’t stop there. DO NOT let the overwhelming need stop you from doing something. One of my favorite quotes is, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” That is how I look at the crisis. How are we going to make a difference in foster care? One kid at a time.
Each day I wake up and think, What can I do today to make a difference in at least one child’s life; how can I bring hope, help, fun, or whatever it may be that I can think of, to a child? And then I do it. Think of what would happen if we all did something. The little things would add up to colossal change. If you are struggling to find the best way to get involved and do something, we are here to help. There is a place for everyone to get involved and we can make a difference.
Thank you for your great question! If you have questions, send them to #youaskedfa or Kim@fosteraz.com