1. What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent?
Biological parents are the man and woman that actually conceived a child. Their genes and DNA are in that child’s genes. Adoptive parents take full responsibility of a child that is not theirs. For whatever reason they may have whether it be that they can’t conceive themselves or they want to help a child in foster care by adopting, they go through a process to legally be the guardians of that child. They house, feed and love them as if they were their own. Foster parents take on the responsibility of a child for a limited amount of time. There may be many circumstances that can lead to a child being in foster care. The child may remain in foster care until they are adopted or are of legal age to be on their own.
2. What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional?
Financial need that parents are obligated to provide are the basic necessities such as food, a home or some sort of shelter, water, etc. Optional financial needs would be luxuries such as afterschool activities, toys and electronics, and vacations.
3. What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide?
Other needs that a child may have that a parent is expected to provide would be love, care, security, and affection. Kids have problems in school, and in relationships that they may need help and guidance with. They also need to be and know that they are safe. They need to be protected from harm.
4. What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
Some qualities of a nurturing parent would be patience, loving, caring, giving, and supporting. They must always be there for their child. They must go to extensive lengths to make sure their child is safe, happy, taken care of, and healthy. They will always be there for their child and never give up because you should never give up on a child; they need your guidance and support to get though life.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent?
This is a difficult question only because everybody has many different views on what makes a good and a bad parent. Avoiding specifics that can be debated I think a good parents is always there for their child, supports them, protects them, and loves them unconditionally. A bad parent is the opposite. They are not there for their child in their tough times of need, they let them run rampant and do whatever they please even if it is wrong or illegal, and they do not love or