Foster Parenting (FAR0008/FM065)

man and woman laughing with preschool aged child“Eddie Murphy, Duane Culpepper, Superman, Marilyn Monroe, Alonzo Mourning, Cher, Ice T, John Lennon, James Dean, and Babe Ruth: What do all these people have in common? They were foster kids! Foster parenting is a job that gets little attention and is in great demand. It involves taking a child into your home: a child who has been abused, neglected, or abandoned, or whose primary caregivers are unable to meet their parenting duties—and caring for them as if they are one of your own…” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Amanda Quaas and Suzanna Smith, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2013.