Foster care is nothing to take lightly. Your home and family must pass a list of requirements. In our state, you have to take eight weeks of classes. Then, if you're approved, you have to be willing to bring a child that likely has special needs into your home and commit to keeping them there as long as they need a place to stay because they've already been uprooted and tossed around and stability is HUGE in a kid's life.
You have to open your heart to a stranger, promise to give them acceptance, support and affection--all knowing that at any moment, they may leave your home and you may never see them again.