Are you thinking about adopting / fostering? Are you in the process of adopting/fostering? If so, please tell us more about yourself and your experiences so far. Thinking about fostering to adopt. -What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)? Foster Care.-Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.) Just thinking--went to informational meeting w/ Children's bureau; we're looking to move to a bigger house this summer before starting the process.-How are you feeling about the process right now? A little bit intimidated by the possible negatives AND humbled by the positive stories of those who have helped kids find a temporary or permanent, loving home.-Any questions? I remember reading somewhere that your bio kids must be in the "correct" grade for you to be considered for fost-->adopt. I held back our oldest from starting kindergarten (August birthday), wanting him to be the oldest in the grade rather than the youngest. He's doing well in school. Will this be looked upon as a negative in a home study? -Any tips for the steps you’ve passed?-Anything else to add?
So exciting things are moving along for you!! It is very overwhelming the amount of info that they throw at you. We had our seminar which was 16 hours long.
When we had our homestudy I said I don't want to deal with the crazies, but I meant birthparents with a criminal record. Our social worker told us we need to watch how we word things. In our report she put that we don't have any interpersonal skills. I like how they get to judge you but have not spent any time with you. I'm starting to hate the adoption road.