Step 1 of the Foster Process

Today, my husband and I had our first chat with the foster care agency we are working with and had our screening. We were asked information about our background, and preferences with the children we would be willing to take into our home. We go to our orientation on Thursday evening and we will have many of our questions answered. After the orientation we will be working on getting all of our paper work submitted, and then go through 30 hours of training.

It was all very exciting to actually begin the process, especially since fostering/adopting a child is something that I have wanted to do for years. It feel surreal that my husband is on board and 100% invested as well. I know that it is not going to be an easy process by any stretch of the imagination. I understand (to the best of my limited experience) that there will be difficult times and heartbreak. However, on the flip side, I know that this is something that God has placed on our hearts and all the pain will be worth it.

I will continue to keep you all updated as we get further into the process and any other thoughts or questions that I need help with!

Thanks for all your love and support!

17 thoughts on “Step 1 of the Foster Process

  1. I can granulate you on the fact that you and hubby are going to foster/adopt! My wife and I went through it 6 almost 7 years ago and then we adopted three boys almost 5 years ago. It has been a journey that has forever changed our lives and the lives of three amazing boys who we now call our boys. I will follow your blog hoping to hear good news and ready to pray for you when things are tough. Explore my website if you haven’t already. There may be somethings there that will encourage you.

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  2. I hope the process of adoption goes smoothly for you. I have heard it can be tough at times, and even intimidating during the whole evaluation (my aunt and uncle adopted two boys).
    Parenthood will be challenging, but rewarding. I wish you all the best.

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  3. Hey! Ok, I like, don’t know you, lol, but I’m loving your blog, and I wanted to say this- I worked for many years (as a therapist) with foster and adoptive kiddos and families; so feel free to keep me in mind with questions or anything of that sort. Good luck!!

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  4. Courageous couple .
    It will change your life for the better ! And kids add life to a home .
    I have a grandchild and when he came to visit for a month there was life in our condo . Great that you are doing this . God knows you and your husband ‘ got this ‘
    Thanks for stopping by .

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