“Simply put, I was terrified. Aside from the usual frazzled excitement that comes with being a new parent, I was afraid to fail because of my own prior system involvement as a youth.
Wanting to be something for a child that I had never experienced was scary, but I knew that we could do it with the right support.
As soon as I shared the news about the opportunity to provide kinship care within my network, the response from my fellow alumni was immediate and incredible. Words of encouragement flooded my phone and mailbox and they kept coming long after our little guy arrived.
This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Whitney Gilliard
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