Could You be a Foster Carer?

Could you get into foster care?
Have you got some love to share?
Can you laugh at life when things get tough?
Could you help a child who’s had it rough?

Could you give praise when a child does well?
Could you listen to tales they’ll tell?
Do you think your heart is big enough?
Could you help a child who’s had it rough?

Could you give love and not hold a grudge?
Manage bad behaviour and still not judge?
Are you made of right the stuff?
Could you help a child who’s had it rough?

If a child told you about their life
Could you help make sense of all the strife?
Tell the truth when it’s easier to bluff?
Could you help a child who’s had it rough?

Could you help a child get over their past?
And build self esteem that will last
Understand when they go into a huff
Could you help a child who’s had it rough?

Could you inspire and motivate
Teach a child to love, not hate
If you could make a child’s life a bit more fair
Then you could make your mark in foster care

By Michael Sharkey, Belfast Trust foster carer

Michael Sharkey, Belfast Trust foster carer