Foster parenting is hard. And it can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the best things foster parents can do is rally our village—the friends and family members who are committed to supporting our foster journey. If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you are part of that village. Thank you. Don’t worry about supporting your friend in the “wrong” way—there is no such thing! If your foster parent friend is too overwhelmed to give you suggestions of what they might need, just show up and do something. Here are eight ideas to help you get started.