Tuesday, December 24, 2013

That Comment

I have read about many people getting "that comment" about being a foster parent. 

Even before I have become licensed, I also have gotten "that comment" many times myself already.

"Isn't it going to be too hard to let them go?  I could never do that."

Here's one foster mom's response to the question.  I like it.  Part of what she says is, "I am not afraid to grieve.  I am afraid of what would happen to these children if no one took the risk to love them." But you should read the whole thing.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


My home study has finally been scheduled!  It will be December 27th. 

I decided to call and bug the foster care supervisor again today since it had been three weeks since I had mailed the last things she said they needed.  She called back and said she had already referred my case for the home study.  She also said the home study worker had left me a message and was waiting on me to call back to set it up.  BUT - I had no such message - so I called her and left another voice mail to ask for the home study's contact info. 

Then a couple of hours later I was checking my voice mail at work and there was a message from the home study worker.  At this point, I'm thinking that Supervisor Lady had just contacted Home Study Lady this morning after I called.  But come to find out, I had a missed call (no voice mail) on my cell phone yesterday from Home Study Lady.  So turns out just before I ended up calling to find out what the deal was, my case had already been referred and a phone call made to me; I just didn't know it yet. 

Home Study Lady was very nice on the phone.  She said things like, "I won't be dressed up - this will be very casual" and "The fire inspector and DHEC have already been to inspect your house - I will not be inspecting so don't think your house needs to be immaculate."  She was also very flexible about what time she could come (including weekends and weeknights), except that she is on vacation for the next week.  Between that and the holidays, the first day that was going to work out is the 27th. 

Process will be completed by the end of the year, then hopefully a kiddo shortly after that!