• Mental Matters,  Parenting

    Why We Became Foster Parents

    First before you read this, I just want to say that I have a lot of respect and understanding for people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. However, this article is not about them and what difficulties they may have been through. It’s about the others – those who are left behind, their family. This is the story of why we became foster parents. After years of struggling my sister checked herself into a Psychiatric Hospital. At the time we thought that this would mean things would get better but sadly they escalated. Eventually her relationship failed and she pushed her children’s father and her two daughters away. She…