Kids To Love: A Foster Parent’s Calling

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It takes a special person to be a foster parent.

Last week we brought you the story of Endae and you heard from his foster parent, Wallace Groce.  Having the chance to talk to Mr. Groce was so inspiring.

“When kids come in my home, I try to make sure they feel at home the time they’re there, I really love kids!” Wallace Groce said.

Mr. Groce and his wife have been foster parents for almost 17 years.

Endae is one of the children currently placed in the Groce home.

"How many children?" we asked.

“Probably had 20-30 kids, we keep six most of the time.” Mr. Groce said.

“What do you say to people who say 'I don’t know if I can be a foster parent?'” Lee asks.

“You gotta look at it like if you had kids, took care of them, well if you get another person’s child, about the same thing,” Groce said.

Some of the children they have adopted, some, like Endae they provide a safe place to stay along their foster care journey, but all are loved at the Groce home.

“Cause the biggest thing most of them are looking for is love; they are looking for someone to love because a lot of them don’t know how to love,” Groce said.

Interested in starting the foster/adoptive journey?  Click here for more information.

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