Sunday, March 7, 2010

Not much of an update.

Still waiting to hear that our homestudy's been approved and they're sending an inspector out to give our physical apartment their stamp of approval. Unfortunately as of right now we wouldn't pass because there are a few things that need to be fixed, but we're working on it. So things could happen very quickly. Then again, we're being told that in our count one can wait a year for their first placement if they foster ages 0 to 5! This is so different from what most of the foster parents I know have experienced, it kind of blows my mind. We're not even talking about "foster-adoptive placements", but about any foster care placement at all. Hopefully doing emergency/after-hours care will help our house not stay empty for a whole year, but we'll see. I'm feeling kind of bummed at the thought of putting together our new crib and having it be empty for that long. But only G-d knows what's in store, I suppose.


  1. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog - good to know you are out there! :) And good luck on your foster care journey - I'd be pretty surprised if it took a year to have a child placed! :)

  2. Yes, lately people have mentioned how it takes an exceedingly long time to get a foster placement where they are, which is so weird coming from MA. We got our first call before we even knew we were licensed and the longest we've gone without a call (when there wasn't already a kid in our home) is about 3 weeks. There is also a heavy emphasis on trying to stabilize families to prevent foster placement here, but the numbers are still totally different. Makes you wonder!


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