We sat down with one of our foster parents Yolanda Lamia Matos – see what she has to say about her experience!
Can you tell us a little about why you wanted to help children by fostering?
I know that children who may feel abandoned need lots of love.
Was there anything that you did to ensure that the child felt like part of your family?
I take care of them as if they are my own children and let them know that they are safe and secure in my home.
How is the experience rewarding? Can you give me an example of one of your most rewarding moments as a foster parent?
The changes I have seen in the children while they are in my own has been very rewarding. One child who is placed with me has increased his school performance. He also came to my home with very low self-esteem and now is in a great place and is more confident about himself.
Why would you encourage others to sign up to become foster parents?
I would recommend other foster parents to get involved because fostering gives the change to help children have a better future. These children, with our love and support, can turn into someone very important if they have the help to heal and grow. I have had a very great experience fostering!