Thursday, 20 November 2008

Outcome of annual foster home review, and a little bit of news

I recently had my annual review, and panel have agreed to amend the ages I'm approved for, so I can now foster a child, or two children, aged between 3 and 10 (I was initially approved for ages 4 to 7, although I had really wanted any primary school age).

Also, I should expect to hear whether I'll be considered for the siblings I'm hoping to foster long term within the next three weeks.

Other than that, not a lot has been happening on the fostering front!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

News at last!

I've just received news that the children's SW has been in touch with my agency. It's not quite what I wanted to hear but kind of what I already knew - they will be spending the whole of November looking for an adoptive family for the children, and will look at long term carers after their meeting at the end of the month if a suitable adoptive family isn't found.

I'm tempted to put my name forward as an adopter but I don't know if this is possible, or even if I'd be taken seriously. And then there's the issue of finances. Can a single parent afford three children??!

I just want the best for these kids and think we could be a very good family for them. Their SW seemed to think so too when I spoke to her, but I've now got a month to wait to find out if anyone 'better' has come along.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Still waiting

All I've had is calls to say my agency haven't heard anything yet.

I'm no longer hoping for a call in the next few days, I've extended it to the next few weeks. It makes the waiting a bit more bearable.

Monday, 3 November 2008


I've been invited to join a very good site for Foster Carers:

Come over and take a look!