Why Should I Become A Foster Parent? Better Life Children Services | December 15, 2014 The Top 10 Reasons To Become A Foster Parent 10. Others tell you that you are good with children. 9. Your commitment will help change a child's future. 8. Patience and a sense of humor are two of your greatest strengths. 7. You have a heart that is bigger than your home. 6. Reaching out to others seems natural to you. 5. You have a genuine love for children. 4. You know how important it is to be part of a family. 3. You are ready to accept the challenge of parenting a child. 2. You believe every child should be a member of a healthy family. 1. A child could add new meaning to your life.