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Your Guide to Single Foster Parenting

By July 16, 2020Blog

A year ago, my life as a single parent was ROUGH. I was not ready for how my world would turn upside down, and as much as I thought I was prepared, I was not.

Today, I rarely think twice about the fact that I’m a single parent—it’s just normal. My biggest struggle in single parenting initially, wasn’t necessarily parenting alone, but getting to a place of understanding that my life was no longer revolving around myself. There are definitely days of loneliness in my parenting journey, but the Lord has continued to bring me to a place of sacrifice and an understanding of the most important.

If you’re single and considering becoming a foster parent or a friend to a single foster parent—check out the resources below to better equip yourself and understand the single foster parenting journey. If you’re a single foster parent yourself, know I’m in this with you—you’re not alone! We’re stronger together!

The Struggle of Single Foster Parenting

Living the single life can be so freeing. The freedom and independence we, as single people, have is so joyous—being able to do what we want at the drop of a hat. Honestly, I’ve loved that part of single life. All I’ve really had to focus on is my schedule and what I felt like doing.

I never had to feel the weight of someone else needing me. Enter foster parenting. One day it was FREEDOM and the next, a tiny human attached to me 100% of the time.

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Single + Foster Parenting: You Are Needed

If you’re thinking about jumping into foster parenting and are single, this episode is for you! You can do this. Our guest, Hallie Graves, shares practical insights to help you make that decision. If you’re not a single foster parent but know someone who is, you’ll learn how to come alongside your friend in a way that’s truly impactful. We need each other!

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Single Foster Parenting – Real Strategies from Real Moms

Foster parenting can be challenging even with a spouse, but that doesn’t mean a single person can’t or shouldn’t follow a call from God to foster. This panel discussion includes four single foster moms who have figured out how to make fostering work in their lives. If you have been waiting for a spouse to foster, their stories might give you the encouragement you need to take that step of faith to foster as a single parent!

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