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Ten Impactful Quotes for Foster Parents and Foster Care Advocates

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Need some inspiration for your foster care journey? Look no further! Think through these quotes and take whatever motivates, inspires, or encourages you today.

"You might be temporary in their lives; they might be temporary in yours. But there is nothing temporary about the love or the lesson." - Tonia Christie

"Children born to another woman call me 'mom.' The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me." - Jody Landers

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“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Josh Shipp

"Let us not become weary in doing good..." Galatians 6:9

"This is a broken, broken world with children as the casualty. More than once I told myself that these past few days would have been easier if I had just said "no," but simply me not knowing doesn't change the reality of what is. Once you put a face and a name with a story, you can never go back. You can't just not know anymore." - Courtney D., a foster mother (shared with permission)

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." - C.S. Lewis

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves..." Proverbs 31:8

"The goal is to see the precious child that exists beneath the survival strategies and to let them know that we see them." - Dr. Karyn Purvis

"Foster care means choosing the pain of a great loss if it means a child has received the gain of a great love." - Jason Johnson

“If there’s a cause worth fighting for, it’s this: children belong in families.” - Nicole Skellenger

For more quotes and foster care inspiration, follow @respitefostermom on Instagram!

Emily | Respite Foster Mom


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