Dear Youth Ambassadors,
I live with this foster family. They have two kids, and now me and my three siblings. They have two girls and spoil them a lot. My little sister is a hard kid to control, but at the same time, my foster-sister is too. Every time my sister and foster sister argue, my foster parents take their own daughter’s side and don’t even listen to my sister’s side. Their other daughter gets to stay up later than my sister, gets more snacks, etc. I just don’t want my sister to feel bad and get treated unfairly. What should I do?
Foster Family Feud
Whoever is the oldest needs to step up and say these words of choice: “I’m tired of you always taking your daughter’s side. They are always arguing, and you need to let your daughter know that she needs to chill on this one right here. They are both wrong for arguing but it’s not always just my sister.”
A Friend in Youth Ambassadors
This breaks my heart to hear that sides are being taken at all. There should never be a time, in my opinion, when foster children get treated poorly, because they’ve already been through a lot. Being in a foster home already is tough, because no one knows what goes on in foster homes. When adopting a child you should want to give them the same amount of love you would or actually do give your own children. My advice would be to talk to your foster parents and let them know. Favorites aren’t funny or nice. It’s cruel.
Well, if I were you with all that money you make, I would just go buy a whole lot of late night snacks. Then, whenever they do that you can just take your sister up to your room and let her pick out something sweet. But have her eat it in the room, so both of you will not get in trouble.
A Fellow Youth Ambassador