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Tonight I had the opportunity to speak on a Foster Care Panel to current and prospective foster parents. First I am so happy to see so many good families willing to take kids into their homes in hopes to make their lives a little better, your love and sacrifices are not in vain! Those who are considering becoming foster parents expressed some reservations and concerns that I hope we were able to minimize tonight. I know it must not be an easy choice to make to open your home to kids from sometimes horrific backgrounds. I get the worries of how that might put your biological kids at risk, or change your life in a big way. You're feelings and reservations are real, and expected.
Statistics show that it only takes one caring adult to change a child's life, to keep them off the streets and out of drugs, to show them they are loved and important.
I am so glad to those that were willing to take a chance on me. Foster care effected my life in a big way (for 8 years). Without that one (but really I was blessed with way more than just one, to care about me) statistics say I should be homeless, on drugs, and have more than one child. But I'm NOT and I DON'T. I was given more than just a home, I was given a family. I gained confidence, I found my savior, and I have been able to be successful and defy those awful statistics. To those who have ever considered being a foster parent I say: GIVE IT A TRY!! You never know, you might find that child you didn't know you were missing. #utahfostercare #fostercare #fostertoadopt #bethechange #love #family #lds