On our third foster child! Got him straight from hospital at 2 weeks old, drug dependent but fne now. Have 4 gals myself, youngest 9, so bit of a shock to the system going back to babies!Gals love it of course. Fostering is fab....hard work but incredible, visible rewards.
We have just started Fostering, amd i must say we feel a little 'tested' at times. We do not have any children, so going from nothing to a foster child is a big change. Any advise is AWLAYS welcome.(grin)
We're just moving from being foster carers to adoptive parents - we'd been respite foster carers for 2 years before this family was placed (hopefully) permanently with us.
Piglet - I can empathise; we had no children previously and our first placement was a huge challenge - two wee boys and I just got left with them, two car seats, two high chairs and a double buggy, as my social worker went off on holiday for two weeks!
Hi, we are going before the panel for approval this Thursday - feel pretty nervous! Is it gruelling? We have two girls of our own, 2 and 5, and have said we would prefer girls aged 7 to 12, though we will consider boys too. What is the 1st placement like? We are doing short term, if we get approved next week I think we will get respite kids over the holidays.