One of the toughest times during parenthood is when your child leaves home for the first time to be on their own. The term “empty nest syndrome” refers to the feelings that come with this transitional period, and one treatment many families find rewarding is becoming a foster parent.
As a parent with a now ‘empty nest,’ you already have the experience, the tools and the space to foster a child in need of a good and stable home. Becoming a foster parent certainly has ups and downs, and this video highlights just a few concerns of parents considering foster parenting. If you are an empty nester and have thought about fostering a child, this is a great example of what you could experience: