Surprise! For those of you who didn't know, our family has answered God's call to step into foster care. I won't get into the why's (other than: why not?) But today, I am laying out the timeline for how long it has taken to get our license.
Take 3 out of 4 pre-service classes and turn in our application. Due to an unexpected babysitting dilemma, we had to postpone the final class.
Take final pre-service class. Hubby gets the stomach bug and we find a hotel to stay the night instead of driving 2 hours to go pick up the kiddos.
Mail in packet of required paperwork.
Receive phone call that some paper work is missing, including the application (which we had turned in at the January pre-service...)
Re-do the application and fax it.
Home study #1. The questions didn't get too personal and the kids didn't say anything crazy! Whew!
Home study #2
We were informed that the agency needs proof of our homeschooling notification from the local school district. Forwarded agency email that we had from the district.
Asked for a copy of last years taxes and our address from 10 years ago
And now.... we wait....
Our license SHOULD be complete by the end of the week. And then a phone call could come at any time.
Received email that we are OFFICIALLY LICENSED to be foster parents!
Received phone call asking us to take 3 sisters age 1,2 and 3. Had to turn them down. We only have room for 2 additional car seats in our car.
Received phone call asking us to take 3 kids, the oldest being 7 years old. Kindly reminded agency that we don't have enough seat belts for 3 more kids.
Our first placement, pre-placement actually.