Foster care is not easy...It is an emotional roller-coaster and you feel like your hear is always in turmoil...BUT it is all worth it to show a child love and acceptance..even if only for a little while.
Young, Single, And Adopting: What to do the FIRST night! - hate the idea of checking for bugs/lice but it's a good idea and there are good & tactful ways to do this step discussed in the article. Make sure kids know they're safe. Show them you locking doors/windows etc. Ask about a light at night. I like to call them "mini lamps". Makes kids feel less childish and self conscious about using them.
Foster children and trash bags: How to help foster kids
I've heard that "every troubled teen is a mentor away from a success story" but i like this, because everyone troubled or not deserves someone who believes in them...thanks to all my mentors! i love you all!