Foster Parent Blog — Respite and Relaxation as a Foster Parent
Respite and Relaxation as a Foster Parent
Respite and Relaxation as a Foster ParentSometimes Mom
By Sometimes MomFollow her on Instagram @sometimes_mom As summer comes to an end, I hope everyone was able to enjoy some R&R. Traditionally, R&R stands for rest and relaxation (or recreation) but for foster parents, the key word is respite. Since finding childcare for a foster child isn’t as easy as just hiring a babysitter, often, other foster parents are called on to provide respite care. Foster parents (at least in Massachusetts) are offered a certain number of hours of respite. Respite might be needed if a foster parent is traveling and can’t take the child with them, they become ill...