Episode #6 of the "If She Can, You Can- Podcast" is an awesome interview with Megan Pearson, a fellow foster mom and co-president of Fostering Family Hope, a nonprofit to benefit foster kids, foster families, and biological families.
Wow, wait till you hear Megan's story! Megan is a mom of 4 kids of her own and always has her door open to the needs of the foster children in the state of CT. Not only is she an extraordinary mom and foster mom, but she is also the co-founder and co-president of a new nonprofit organization called Fostering Family Hope. Megan has a huge heart and a massive capacity for giving. This story is truly inspiring to say the least.
If you have ever wondered about foster care, you will learn so much from our candid conversation in this episode. We discuss the ups and downs, but mostly how much this journey has benefitted our lives and the lives of our children. You'll hear all about how Megan started as a foster...
It’s really difficult to explain why my husband and I, parents of 4 young kids, would ever want to take on something as serious as foster parenting. For years and years this has been on my mind, but I told myself it was something I would take on when my kids got older and life was less difficult. I needed another kid like I needed a hole in the head, but there it was, over and over, every single day. A single thought that I simply could not get out of my mind. I NEVER talked about it, but I thought about it so much and it made me so nervous that it would make my heart race and I’d lose many hours of sleep.
I had SO MANY fears.
Why or HOW could we ever take this on?
What would people say?
What would our families think? They’d think I had officially lost it!
How on Earth would I ever give a baby back after caring for and loving it for so long? I couldn’t, that was my answer!
How would my kids deal with this? Would I be robbing them of much needed...