A common question we get concerns the effects of fostering on a family’s own biological children. One foster family put it this way: “In most cases we’ve had, the kids in foster care come into our home not trusting adults. It is our bio children who have bridged that gap until we can earn their trust. We always tell people we are a foster family, not foster parents.”

Here’s a story from one of those bio children. Lexi Dart lives with her family in Price, Utah.

My name is Lexi Dart, and I am a foster sister, the biological daughter of the foster parents. My parents started taking foster care classes in January of 2017. I was so excited to be able to bring kids in need into my home. After we got our license, all of us were not-so-patiently waiting. It took about a month for our first call to come. It was a two-year-old boy that had lived in the Children’s Justice Center for five days. We obviously said yes and were able to go pick him up. He was very speech…



This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Deborah Lindner

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