We asked the question on Facebook
and received several answers. Most of you expressed a desire to, one day be foster parents. Ashley shares that there is sometimes a “stigma” to foster children or fostering children. She explains that this stigma does not help – but that people are concerned foster children can get in trouble. Gregory writes that he grew up in an orphanage in Quebec. He was adopted by a family in the U.S. He is grateful that there were orphanages at the time. Janet would like it if there were better parents stepping up to be foster parents: the last thing these children need is more dysfunction.
Our guests this week have a lot to say about fostering. Ann Westlake is the Manager of Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Services, at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
; and Jeff Gunnarson has had some 18 foster children living in his home. Both agree that children need love, care and a place to belong.
Tune into Perspectives Weekly
this Friday, January 28th, at 7:00 and 11:00pm ET / 8:00pm PT, or catch the encore presentation Sunday, January 30th at the same times.