July 8, 2010

Fostering Questions

….Just a couple more questions that I’ve gotten….


Have you ever had the chance to adopt any of your past foster kids?  Why didn't you if this did come up.

  We actually haven’t had the opportunity to adopt any of our foster kids.  Mena and Cassandra ended up being adopted by their aunt and uncle – which turned out to be a fabulous situation and we still get to stay in contact with them.  X-man ended up going home – which was completely screwed up, and I completely expect to see him back in state care before too long.  We would have adopted any of them in a heartbeat.  All of our other kids have been too short term to make it a consideration.  So…no we haven’t had the opportunity.  We would love to adopt at some point when we feel like it is a good match for the kids and for our family.


Are both parents able to work full time and still do foster care? How does that work?

  Absolutely!  Majority of the foster parents that I know – both parents work outside of the home.  In our state, and in the state that I worked in, the state helped to pay for daycare for the kids in your home.  I know that this is not the case in many states though.  Childcare would be something that would have to be considered before taking placements – but check with your local agency, because it is possible they would pay for it.  If you have a family member who would be willing to watch the kids, {thank your lucky stars!} and then have them do background checks.  It is also possible that they would have to have their home approved before they could do any longer term babysitting.  Hope this helps!



(If you have any questions about fostering feel free to send them my way via e-mail or through the ‘ask me anything’ box at the right side of the blog.  I will do my best to answer, or point you in the right direction!)


  1. thanks for answering :)

    yesterday I went back and read your posts from when your first two (only?) girls went to live with relatives. I think I may be having my first foster child go home soon and the scripture you had in your posts and how it helped your heart was exactly what I needed to hear.

    I didn't start this journey to have kids go in and out of this house, I did it to adopt. I am seeing now that God has a plan that is bigger than my reasons for starting this journey. I have to trust HIM.

    Thanks for walking the path before me and blogging about it, it helps, a lot.

  2. I'm just starting to think about fostering, and reading your blog has been really helpful. Your kids are cute!


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