Things you don't need to feel guilty about as a foster parent with points and graphics described below.

Graphic by | @fostersource

Things You Don’t Need To Feel Guilty About As a Foster Parent

  • Saying no to a new placement
  • Requesting and taking respite
  • Advocating strongly for your child
  • Contacting your caseworker’s supervisor
  • Taking time for self care
  • Having a therapist for yourself
  • Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted
  • Having to disrupt a placement
  • Taking a break between placements
5 minute self care points described below.

Graphic by | @stacieswift

5 Minute Self-Care

  • Write down 3 nice things about yourself
  • Step outside for some fresh air
  • Drink some water
  • Do a short mindfulness breathing exercise
  • Book the appointment you’ve been putting off
  • Listen to a song that makes you smile
  • Find a video of cute animals online