A few months ago someone told me about a monthly meeting of a "support group" for foster care/adoption. I tentatively walked in knowing no one-and was immediately welcomed. These women have talked me "down off the ledge" when the thought of the unknown has overwhelmed me. Classes, home visits, inspections, clearances-if's/whens/hows....it's all so scary when you think about it. That fear was a big part of the reason we didn't start this process earlier. The women there are at various stages-all (except 1) have adopted. Several continue to do "emergency" foster care. Some are no longer foster parents-content to focus their attention on their (now adopted) children.
I have asked so many questions-and no one has ever said that the questions were silly.
Each time I go-I learn something new.
I am not sure where we would be in this process had I not found this group....