The mother of two said family and friends had warned her early on in the foster care journey “not to get attached.” But Sarah has learned just as quickly how important it is to do just the opposite.
“These kids need attachment. If they had healthy attachment, they wouldn’t be in foster care to begin with.”
“I don’t know how long I’m going to have with them, so I’m not going to hold back my love for a single second.”
We as the Church have a responsibility to love on and care for the lost — that includes those in foster care. You don’t have to become a foster parent to make a difference in a child’s life. Sarah says the best way to help is by donating your time or supplies to families of foster children:
“Drop off dinner, bring over a case of granola bars, drop off a case of toilet paper, baby wipes and paper towels because you know a mama never has too much of any of that.”
As for those select few who are holding back from taking their next step in fostering children, Sarah breaks it down real simple:
“These kids need you. They need your small, messy house. They need your busy life and your fruit snacks. They need to hear your terrible singing voice in the car. They need to see you right where you are.”
Sarah and her family are currently preparing for their next set of foster children — just a few more souls who desperately need to be loved on.