The foundation of raising other people's children is being able to make a one-way commitment to a new family and to children who may or may not like you.  If you want to think through what the commitment involves, download our free checklist here.  If you aren't sure you can make the commitment, have some long and deep discussions with your spouse or future spouse about what changes you both need in order to make this new relationship work.


Debbie Ausburn

Helping foster parents and stepparents learn how to be the person who is not supposed to be there.