There are so many ways to be helpful to a family welcoming a child of any age.
Pro Tip: Rules for who can babysit foster children differ by state and agency. If you’d like to help with childcare, check with the foster parents and do your homework to learn what’s allowed.
Being involved with foster care is an emotional journey for everyone—foster parents, biological parents, and children. Recognize that feelings may differ from day to day, and let your friends know you’re there for them through the good times and the challenging times. The best things you can do are listen and affirm their experience. Call, text, and send cards. Check in regularly to show you care.