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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 05:57 AM   31
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 06:34 AM   32
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Old Jan 5th, 2015, 11:36 AM   33
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Feeling more excited today, it's nice to think I might be fostering next month.xx

Anyone else out there who is close to fostering hopefully ?



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Old Jan 5th, 2015, 15:42 PM   34
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We heard back and have our home study scheduled! It's scheduled for this Friday and then again the following Monday. The licensing worker said she was impressed with how quickly we have gotten everything in, and that she would contact the fire marshall to let them know we are motivated. We're thinking our goal to be fully licensed by the end of February might actually become a reality! Woohoo!

Bought a stroller the other day. Feels so surreal.. I can't believe this is all actually happening!



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 03:22 AM   35
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That's good news savasanna hope things go quickly for you and we are both fostering in February/march.

I was thinking about buying a buggy, but it is so hard with not knowing which age group I might get a newborn or a three year old needs a different type of buggy.
Which one did you go for ?
Exciting isn't it ?
We have got the foster room finished with furniture in.
I find I am always in the room looking about and thinking about what might be soon.xx
Keep me updated with how things are going.xxx



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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 08:04 AM   36
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Oh yea - we struggled with the age range too, but we're a little more selective than it sounds like you are. We're planning on 0-6 months at this time so it was easier to make a selection. The only thing we're really staying away from right now are things that are ONLY for newborns - as they grow out of them quickly and we don't know if we'd be placed with one.

We ended up with a Graco jogger. I'd like to get a smaller, lightweight one as well for crowded spaces - but that's not on the 'essentials' list so that can come later. The stroller we got is a stroller/car seat combo, which is convenient. I think the only big thing we're missing now is a crib.

So now we're in the process of decluttering and finishing up a few house projects that have been procrastinated before Friday. Our house is fine - but of course we're going to make sure it's in tip-top shape! Our worker sounds SUPER nice though so I'm not really too worried.

I have to say - I'm so glad I found you! It's really nice to have a buddy during this process! Have you been telling people? How have the responses been? I think I'm going to start a journal on here to chronical this whole experience.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2015, 05:35 AM   37
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Yes it's nice to have a buddy to share things with.
I have told a lot of people we are trying to foster, not many seem to surprised, I thought people would say haven't you got enough kids with 6 already but no people have been saying we will be perfect to foster..

Starting a diary is a good idea,it's nice to remember how much time things take.
My friend is having her interview today, it feels strange knowing people are talking about us.. But it feels good to be one more step forwards.

Are you still trying for a birth child as well ?

Because where we live they don't like us to be trying for a baby. But I feel done having my own babies..



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Old Jan 7th, 2015, 07:39 AM   38
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My friends meeting went well, just got asked questions like :
what are we like as parents ?
How do we play and talk to our kids ?
How do they think we will manage with another child ?
Etc.....
Only another 5 more interviews to go....



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Old Jan 7th, 2015, 07:57 AM   39
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Wow! You need to have 6 in person reference interviews? And what do you mean "go to panel" - is that a personal interview for you (and your spouse? - I don't remember if you said you're married) We only needed three references. They each received a 4 page questionnaire in the mail with a bunch of questions about us. I don't know exactly what they were but I believe they were along the same lines as what your friends were asked. I'm really quite curious what Friday's meeting is going to be like. I've heard it's just detailed questions about your past/relationship/family/support structure.

When is your panel scheduled for again? Hurray for 1 reference interview down! Are the other 5 scheduled for soon?

I'm not sure where we stand on trying for a bio kid as well. I know we're going to give it another go, but then when is the question. We both are pretty burnt out from ttc for so long and have wracked up a huge amount of credit card debt from it. For now we're focusing on this foster process and our finances. Maybe we'll go for a try sometime this summer? Maybe not. Interesting that they put restrictions on that if you're an active foster parent. I'll have to ask to see if there are any regulations like that here.



 
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Going to panel means, we have about 10 people who all between them decide if we can foster or not. There is a social worker, foster carers, and all people who are involved somehow with fostering. We go to panel on 26th of February. ( So not long ,hopefully time will fly by.)

And I have just relised I only have another 4 more interviews left as I only needed 5 altogether. And they are set up for the next 2 two weeks.


I had a busy day today, but busy days are something I love.


Sorry to hear about your troubles on trying to have a baby, I feel so lucky with my family, as I understand it doesn't always happen for some people.

Anyway better go now, speak soon.xx



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