My Family!!

My Family!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update on Fostering

Well, I worked up the guts to call the Franklin County Family Services again. We had requested information a few weeks ago, and never received it, so I assumed they would not send it to us until 6 months after our loss. Well, when I called, I got the same lady I talked to last time, the one who put the sour taste in my mouth. I asked her if they ever sent any information to us, because we had no received anything. She apologized and explained that she had sent out a packet but it was returned to them through the mail. She said that the envelope read "invalid address". I don't know why, because they had the correct address. Oh well. She resent it out the next day, and we got the packet a few days ago. Foster and I are ecstatic. The classes start in September, and we can take the classes and home studies that would give us the option of adopting if we are blessed with children that may need a permanent family. Foster is excited because he will get the opportunity to teach someone something.

We talked it over, and although the most in need group of children are eight and over, I think we will start with the under five age group, because we are new to the parenting thing. We will start with one child or maybe a set of siblings, but until we feel comfortable with older children, we will stick to the younger ones. I personally feel like it would be hard for a pre-teen or teenage kid to take Foster and I seriously as an authority figure because we are a younger couple.

I just pray that this works out and we enjoy this process. I know God has plans for Foster and I, and I hope this is one of them. We have the hearts, the room, and the means to help a child in need.


Anonymous said...

I came over to check you out! As a wife of a man who was in foster care until five, I think you're doing a great thing. Not all foster parents are in it for the right reasons (my hubby had some tough experiences), you seem like you're in great shape to start!

P.S. I'm your newest follower!

S.I.F. said...

I've been thinking a lot about the foster care option lately, and I have similar reservations about older children too... I'm excited to see how this works out for you!

The Renfro Family said...

I am so happy you are doing this! We started the process in May and just finished in July and I am happy to report that we just got our 1st placement this week! It is a lot of work but a huge joy as well. Please let me know if I can help or share my experience. Our first experience was very different from what we thought!

Holly said...

I think it's really great you are doing this!! You will surely bless the lives of any children who are placed with you!


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