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Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 20:53 PM   21
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Thanks for the update. I hope the home visit went well if you already had it!



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 08:24 AM   22
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Last home visit went well..
I have another home visit today, excited and a little bit nervous ..
This time she is interviewing the children, and seeing how they feel about things.
They are excited to start fostering like me, but proberly are not as excited as me...



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Old Nov 4th, 2014, 08:40 AM   23
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Yesterday's home visit went well.. Another one next week



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Old Nov 4th, 2014, 08:44 AM   24
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Great! Thanks for the updates.



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2014, 09:51 AM   25
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Great! Thanks for the updates.
No problem,glad to know someone is listening,and I'm not talking to myself LOL xx



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Old Dec 4th, 2014, 09:47 AM   26
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Last meeting went well, getting excited about it now, I will be so gutted if we get turned down.
I have started to but a few bits if we do foster.
So far I have brought girls and boys knickers and pants and socks age ranging from birth to 6 year old.
A night light a torch also a plug in night light .
A bed,
some pull up pants some for girls and some for boys.
I did look at buying some night wear bits but to be honest it's all getting a bit expensive, when I don't even know if I will be excepted.

But I don't mind buying some bits ..I'm excited...



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Old Dec 17th, 2014, 13:18 PM   27
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Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My wife and I have been ttc for 14 months and have just last week completed our application to become a foster family. We're waiting to hear back from DHHS to see what/when the next steps are. Any idea how long it will take to become licensed? We're signed up for the required classes at the end of January. Would it be too soon to hope for March?

I'm still quite new to this whole situation. It's very exciting and very scary!



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2014, 08:27 AM   28
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Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My wife and I have been ttc for 14 months and have just last week completed our application to become a foster family. We're waiting to hear back from DHHS to see what/when the next steps are. Any idea how long it will take to become licensed? We're signed up for the required classes at the end of January. Would it be too soon to hope for March?

I'm still quite new to this whole situation. It's very exciting and very scary!
Hi wecome, yes it it excited and scary, are you in the uk, because if you are march is maybe being a bit too hopeful...
I have rearly injoyed training back in July and we go to panel in February.
One piece of advice I can offer you is go to your library and get lots of books out, last week I got out 11 books so I am trying to read them all now, wishing I got them out months ago.
But if you can read a few before training I think it will help you.
What age group are you hoping to foster ?



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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 08:41 AM   29
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We live in the states so it will be interesting to see how the processes differ from one another! I don't believe we have to go before a panel over here. We have to do criminal/background checks, a medical release, a fire inspection of the home, a full home study (that's the one that I'm not sure how long it will take), reference checks and the three week training. During our informational meeting we were told they like to have the licensing process completed within 120 days.. but I can only imagine that's a goal number and not necessarily something to quote.

We're planning on fostering babies, preferably under 6 months. We hope to adopt through this process as well, although obviously there's no way of know when that will be. What age range are you interested in?

Oh, and nice to meet you! I've found this forum to be really helpful and supportive over the past year(+) and I was sad to let it go. I'm glad there's a fostering group on here too.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 05:41 AM   30
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Quite nervous today, in a few days my social worker starts her 1st interview, then another 5 in the next few weeks.
Feeling excited , nervous, scared, then excited again.

But just pleased things are moving in the right direction ...


I can't wait until I can call myself a foster carer.
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