Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DELAYED. But not derailed...

All of our pre-service classes are complete! We only have one more home study visit and we will be licensed!

Ok, now the bad...that pesky therapeutic foster care qualification and the 60 hours of classes it comes with...yeah, talked to our SW today and really tried to pin down WHEN we could expect placement. After some hemming and hauling, she said to not expect a true placement until...THE FIRST OF THE YEAR! WHAT???!! Uhhhh, yeah...I just turned in my tentitive resignation! I had a goal to have little ones in our home for Christmas this year...guess that won't be happening:(

Why therapeutic? Well, we will get YOUNGER placements this way (I am told). Any infant that tests positive for drugs at birth will be classified as therapeutic. Also extreme neglect, malnurshed babies/toddlers. These are also higher risk for TPR (termination of parental rights) too. NO "county" foster homes are considered therapeutic. They go straight to private agency. So you see, I just need to be patient!


  1. Hang in there! The perfect child is coming your way in what will seem like no time at all. On a more selfish note, I'll get to work with you longer! :)

  2. your on the same path we were...we did medically fragile 0-3. our 1st was a drug newborn, 2nd 3 yr type 1 diabetic, 3rd 14 mo malnourished baby, and 5th 5 mo drug baby.

    i think you'll get a placement sooner than that! they are desperate need for good homes will to take "sick" children.

    hang in there.

  3. You are will get younger placements this least that is the way it is in our area!

    Good luck!!!