What is a foster parent? For LVFT, our foster parents, or as we refer to them, resource parents, are our heroes. No, they don’t wear capes and fly around in tights, but they do perform selfless acts of kindness and love on a daily basis to a child in need of a safe and nurturing home.
Our parents are resource parents for a unique reason. LVFT is fostering with a difference because our focus is on shortening the time a child is in care and returning them to their biological family (always when safety is ensured). It is well documented—a child does best when time in care is as short as possible. Our resource parents subscribe to our philosophy and work as part of the treatment team, alongside the biological parents, to help the child while in care and also in the transition back home. When possible, they lend support to the biological parents and encourage their progress. When children see everyone working together, they have a better chance at succeeding themselves.