Wayne, and I have been struggling with the idea of becoming foster parents. We missed our training last weekend, because we were both sick. The next one is in November, but knowing my luck it will be when Mark, (my brother), and his family are in town visiting.
I have wanted to foster for several years. Wayne, and I have been discussing it on and off, the last few months, and we decided to give it ago.
I signed up for a yahoo group, that is geared toward foster parenting. The group mainly consists foster mothers, talking about their daily ups and downs of raising foster children.
Many of them have fostered over a dozen children, and eventually adopted a few of them. Some of them they picked him from the hospital after they were born. Others came from group homes as troubled teens.
These children like all children need a lot of attention, and love. There will be your typical sick child, and well check doctors apts. As well as countless other appointments with social workers, and councilors. Court dates, and school meetings.
I know that Wayne, and I could give a child a loving home, but I am worried I wont be able to "do it all" and not miss any work. As my boss is being less than supportive about this whole situation.
I wonder if the timing is wrong, should we just hold off until I am able to stay home?
Should I enjoy married life, kid free for a few years?
Or should I jump in feet first, and get on with it?