Adoption.Com published an article I wrote titled, Top 10 Characteristics of Successful Foster and Adoptive Families. You can read the article by clicking here.
In my line of work, part of the responsibilities my staff and I have is to assess families who are interested in becoming foster and adoptive families for children in state custody. We look at a variety of characteristics, as well as, the past and present functioning of the family system.
The characteristics in this article are just a few that prospective foster/adoptive families should take into consideration. If you are considering becoming a foster family, take a moment to read through the article. I hope it will help you discern whether foster parenting is the right fit for you and your family.