Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Becoming Foster Parents

DH and I are starting the process to become foster parents.

"What?? You already have two kids!!"

Uhh...yes we do ... we're aware :)

I wanted to share this process as we go from "Two Monkeys" to.. well, "More Monkeys" :)

Alot of people have asked why we have chosen to foster. The idea came to us in the form of a 16 year old girl named Amanda (not to be confused with my BFF Amanda) She was a cheerleader that I coached back in 2004. She was born to teenage parents and had been bounced around from house to house and it really had an effect on her. After a bad time with her Aunt she came to live with us before they could place her with her Grandmother. She lived with us for about a month.

During that time, we gained some experience with caseworkers, government hassle, but most importantly, having the chance to make a difference in a child's life.

This process is long, and can sometimes be grueling, but we are very excited to start this journey.

Look for updates :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is so cool. I have thought about doing that too. But, I would only take babies. I know a Dr. and his wife that do that. They only take the newborns. Mainly because he can help them when they come out as a crack baby,and have health probs. Anyway, good for you guys.


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