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future plans coming together

November 7th, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Sitting with the future of possibilities my wife and I have figured out some next steps. The renter of my house is moving out at the end of the lease which is the end of the year. We have decided to move back and do foster care. We have both always dreamed about this and there's going to be challenges, we're excited about it. We have continuous conversations, we're going to go slow and check in to see if we want to continue to do this. I will be the sole provider for the family. We're going to have to make some big purchases (pull out carpet from the house, install laminate floors due to allergies and asthma) purchase commuter car(likely used Honda Fit). We both feel like we have a lot to give. I know that these expenses will impact my current net worth but I've been so lucky in my life, it's good to try to make a positive impact in the world, one starfish at a time. We both know it's not always going to be easy but we're willing to try it. We can always stop if it's too much.

Our plans are to work for a crisis nursery (parents need emergency care while they deal with other crisis) or respite but nothing long term so we can also enjoy each other and have breaks. We don't intend to fall in love with any child and adopt.

My question for you all, have you ever done foster care? Any tips or suggestions?

Thanks in advance

5 Responses to “future plans coming together”

  1. Dido Says:

    No experience or tips, just wanted to express my admiration for your giving-back spirit!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    My sister and her husband started as foster parents, but with the intention to adopt. They have two girls (sisters). The older one arrived over a year before the younger one. It's been a challenge at times, but the girls are thriving and they are all growing.

    I think it is a wonderful thing to do to open your home to those children in need.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    We haven't done foster care, but thank you for being willing to do this. What a blessing you are.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations and good luck.

  5. pjmama Says:

    As someone who owns a Honda Fit, I highly recommend them! Best of luck on your journey into foster parenting!

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