All responses taken from our Facebook groups: Foster Parenting Toolbox and Kinship Parenting Group.
As a parent, it can be easy to feel frustrated, discouraged and tired. We asked current foster, kinship and adoptive parents for their favorite encouraging quotes that help them stay positive in challenging situations. Here’s what they shared:
“In parenting, you don’t get all the credit and you can’t take all the blame.”
“A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” – Jody Landers
“Whatever it takes!”
“Just keep swimming.”
“Fostering is like the motto to the Peace Corps …… the toughest job you’ll ever love.”
“Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better.”
“You may not be able to change the world, but for one person you made the world better.”
“It takes time.”
“No one said it would be easy, but you are so needed.”
“I can’t possibly make a difference to all 450,000 children in the system. But I am making a difference to this one, and this one…”
“This too shall pass.”
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