We just started our journey to become foster parents and most likely will not have a placement until next year. I was wondering when you started purchasing the things you would need? Like the big items, beds/cribs etc? Fostering will be our first attempt at parenthood, and we are most likely only going to be a placement for kids under 5. I have worked for DCS before, so I know a lot of the ins and outs of the system but not so much about the fostering side of it. I have completed my 4th training class as of today.