I do not have my own children so I can't be a foster parent.Fact
: Foster parents come from a variety of backgrounds, some have their own children living in the home, and some do not have any children of their own.Myth:
Once a child is placed with you, you receive no outside help or guidance.Fact:
Foster care is about working as a team to meet the needs of the child, foster parents are a part of a team which includes social workers, therapists, school personnel, and the child's biological parents.Myth:
I work outside the home and can't foster parent because I am not a stay-at-home parent.Fact:
In many foster families both parents work outside the home. Financial assistance for daycare is provided for a licensed daycare provider when needed for foster families.Myth:
I am too old to be a foster parent.Fact:
Many foster parents have already parented their own children and still feel they have more to offer, they may be retired or still working, there is a minimum age requirement of 21 but no upper age limit.