Our Foster Care to Adoption Journey – Part 4

If you haven't read the other 3 posts, a great place to start is in the beginning. ANTICIPATION After the ISP meeting at the courthouse, Matthew's biological mom began to realize that this case would not last much longer.  They had coasted for 13 months, and time was running out.  During our GPS training classes …

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Our Foster Care to Adoption Journey – Part 3

If you haven't read them already, check out Part 1 and Part 2.  The cart doesn't pull the ox. CALLING THE PARENTS With sweaty palms I dialed their cell phone number.  It rang a few times and went to voicemail. I don't blame them; if it's an unknown number, I let my incoming calls go to …

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Our Foster Care to Adoption Journey – Part 2

Continued from Part 1  CALLING DHR I contacted our local Department of Human Resources and discovered that the timing couldn't have been better.  The 10-week course that was required to become a licensed foster home was about to start, so we signed up to attend the first class in May of 2011.  The Group Parenting …

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Our Foster Care to Adoption Journey – Part 1

If there was anything we learned in our foster parent training with DHR (Department of Human Resources) it was, "every case is different".  It was our instructor's favorite answer to any question during our 10-weeks of classes, and that answer most definitely applies to here.  We realize that our case is not "the norm", but …

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