Because everyone’s doing it …

October 2012

  • E sees a subway ad for foster care and tears up.  I look at her like she’s crazy then read everything on the internet like I’m crazy.
  • We start talking to everyone we know about foster parenting, gathering opinions, support, and resources.

December 2012

  • K calls DCF to get more information and find out if they have any upcoming information sessions.  They have one in February and ask us to submit an official “registration of interest.”  We do.

January 2013

  • Still waiting to hear back from DCF re: our registration of interest.  We call.  They got it.  We should be hearing from a worker “this week.”  We don’t.

February 2013

  • Remembering that a social worker had mentioned that the process would start in February, we call again mid-month to find out what’s happening (maybe they already rejected us?)
  • Turns out our social worker had trouble calling us because our numbers are long distance.  She gets in touch through her supervisor and schedules a time to come see the house.
  • Our social worker comes out to the house to do a physical standards check.  Everything seems fine.  There will be an info session at the end of the month.
  • We attend an info session where we learn nothing new (probably because we learned everything from all of the blog-reading)

March 2013

  • MAPP classes start at the end of March.  3 hours/week (6-9 on Wednesdays … ugh!)

May 2013

  • MAPP classes finish.

June 2013

  • 6/10 – home study scheduled, canceled
  • 6/10 – first placement call for siblings, 2 and 3.  We said yes, they placed them with a stay at home parent.
  • 6/12 – second call for another sibling set, 3 and 8.  We said no this time (not ready for an 8 year old)
  • 6/27 – third call for an 11 month old girl. We said yes, and jumped right into our first placement!

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