posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 09:10 AM
Hi all... It's been quite a while since I've posted, but I still lurk every day.
Just wanted to take a minute to ask for kind thoughts/prayers/etc from this wonderful community. My partner and I have FINALLY finished the last leg
of our journey toward becoming foster and adoptive parents. We've endured the government red tape, the "I forgot we need x, so it's going to take
longer:, the lack of information, etc. Our application has been mailed to the state for approval, (which can take 4-6 weeks, we are just at week 2 of
We are ready for up to 3 kids, preferably a sibling group, up to age 10 or so. The rooms are ready, beds are made, clothes are washed and sorted, and
toys are all in place. The house looks like there should be children in it... but we wait.
I'm just asking for some kind thoughts to be sent our way to help us while we wait, and maybe to send enough positive vibes out to the universe to
help speed this process. It's horrible that children need to be removed from their family, but it's a reality. We just want to be able to help a
small fraction of these kids.
In our county there are over 450 kids in the care of the county, yet only 115 foster homes. With such a need, the delays and mistakes during this
process have been frustrating. I called the state last Friday for an update, and was told, "Sir, you have to understand... it's Friday and no one is
in the office." Subsequently, the messages I left were never returned.
It's sad that red tape delays the chance for a child to receive a loving home. I'm just hoping the process goes quickly from here.
Thanks in advance!