Hi all, I'm new to the board and hoping to find some answers and get to know others who are foster parents or who have adopted from foster care. My husband and I have tried to get pregnant for over 5 years now with no luck and decided to start our family, another way, by adopting from foster care.
We bacame foster parents in January. We got out first placement shortly afterwards, two boys ages 1 and 2. Our goal has always been to adopt. Well of course we fell in love with these little boys, only for them to go home in July. We are heartbroken. We want to move on and foster again, but I'm not sure I can fall in love with a child again only to give them back. I know they say the goal of foster care is for the kids to reunite with their birth families, my heart doesn't agree. I guess my question is when they call for our next placement (they have called several times already, but we weren't ready) is there any way I would know if this would turn into an adoption case. I know most of the time, they don't know and that is what is hard. If its long term care is there a better chance? Anything I should look for? Just looking for some advise I guess. Thanks