I am more than a foster child. I’m a kid too.
I could be a newborn, a toddler, or a teen or maybe somewhere in between.
I may arrive at noon or in the middle of the night.
My clothes might be to small or not fit me just right.
I’m full of emotions. I could be shy, angry, frightened, or scared. I could be crying, withdrawn, and may even avoid eye contact.
I may be hungry I may be cold.
School could be hard for me. New place, new faces, new friends, and new rules.
Don’t judge me because I am in foster care…
I’M A KID TOO!!!
I like sports.
I like music.
I like hanging out with friends.
I like watching cartoons.
I like to eat ice cream
I like to play video games
I like going to the movies
I need to feel safe
I need food in my tummy
I need to feel wanted
I need a warm place to sleep
I need to feel excepted
I need to know I am not alone
Above all, I need to be loved. After all I am a kid too.
There are over 700,000 children in foster care across the United States, over 100,000 of them are waiting to be adopted. These children are dealing with things that most adults could not handle and yet they are expected to “deal with it” They don’t want to be seen as ‘”the foster child”, they want to be seen as a kid. Don’t assume that because he or she is in foster care they are a bad kid. Most children in foster care are in the system because of what their parents or caregivers done NOT because of their own actions. All they want is to feel safe and know that someone is looking out for them. They want a normal life just like every other child does. Let them have that life. Let them be little. Let them live a life without labels. Let them be a KID ❤