1/29/2017 Foster care offers rewards to both children and adults......

Foster parent Lillian McCain says the experience is rewarding

ALBANY — Foster care can be a frightening prospect for both adults and children, but many of those involved say the experience for both parties is well worth it in the end.
Lillian McCain of Cordele grew up in a family of 12 but did not have children of her own in adulthood. It was a hard adjustment for her, she said, because she wanted to have children.
She eventually connected with Lutheran Services of Georgia and was able to fulfill that desire by becoming a foster parent. Now, 13 years later, she acts as a single parent to five children — including two she has since adopted.
“Knowing they need someone, and that I could be of help (was my motivation),” McCain said.
A child who enters into foster care often does so due to traumatic circumstances within their family, and it is usually a temporary arrangement. When it is time to move on, the meaning of “foster” in foster care is put into perspective. Read More on this story by Jennifer Parks by Clicking Here.

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