“On the darkest days, I had my family by my side.” Most of us are lucky enough to have said this line. Some of us don’t have that opportunity. In India, more than 20 million children are orphans and do not have a family. On days where you are alone and you have someone to count on, these kids have no one that trustworthy. Few are lucky to have siblings yet what about the others?
We fail to understand their emotions because keeping ourselves in their position isn’t easy. Having television to distract minds, to study in a great school. Coming back home to a delicious lunch prepared by our mothers, most of us do not do the struggling part. We are therefore never okay in imagining life without our parents. We are blessed. We should be thankful for that, moreover, it is our duty to share what we have with those who do not.
A lot of couples have a problem in giving birth to their kids, why can’t you be foster parents to those who need your help. With the human population on the rise with no future capacity to hold such a large population, why can’t we make better lives for those who are a part of this world already?
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent" or with a family member approved by the state. This allows that child to feel the care of a parent. When a kid lives on their own it is said that they cannot have a proper life since they are deprived of a major emotion, love.
Being a foster parent is no shame but a thing you should do with pride. Giving home and love to someone can never put you down. To spread love is a great thing any human can do. Often I have seen people arguing on the thing that being a mother or father to a child who isn’t their own is a shame. Society won't accept such kids. Some people also think that these kids are children of drug addicts, prostitutes, mentally retard.
What we all forget to see is they are kids, simply waiting to be looked after. Having those cute little eyes and the most beautiful smile, pure and calming. Forgot the story of Lord Krishna? He was a child of queen Devaki yet he was raised by Yashoda and she was his foster mother. The divine child, Krishna, grew up to be a great human. So, now you see? The mother who guides the kid and teaches the do's and don'ts of life is greater than a mother who gave birth to the kid. Let us change our country, let us change the future, let us create what hasn’t even been touched so far. You can be the parents to someone who has great potential. Just go and look for it!