Parenting children is a difficult yet rewarding profession, according to most foster parents. “Foster care has been one of the toughest but absolutely finest things that we’ve ever done,” Kari Lewis, a younger foster parent from Portland, OR, says.
When a family takes in a new foster kid, they are concerned that the youngster may struggle to transition, open up, and feel at ease in the new surroundings.
Sandi Swiridoff, Kari’s mother, faces significant difficulties as a foster grandmother to the youngsters her daughter brings into their household.
Sandi acquired Reagan, an Australian Labradoodle, a few years ago to have something more permanent in her life that she could adore.
Kari took Buddy, an 11-month-old boy, into her household when Reagan was 11 months old.
Since then, Buddy has been in Kari’s care. In Feb 2017, he and Reagan will both be three years old.
Buddy and I have been inseparable since Buddy entered the household. Buddy and Reagan now were always together, and they share their joy with the rest of the planet.
They dress up in matching outfits, read together, and spend a lot of time cuddling.