Some concerns are easy to clear up.
Would God open or close the door?? The pastor of the Church I was attending at the time gave me some advice.
Most states will license a single foster parent. You will complete the same process as a couple who wants to foster or adopt a child. Almost anyone who has a desire and the capacity to help care for a child can become a foster parent through SAFY. “I’m considering fostering, but I’m single.” I’ve got a series of posts on my blog where I had single foster parents answer questions and we did have a single foster dad that responded. You might be interested in reading those. This is the first one in the series. I am a 41 year old single woman who has decided to become a foster parent. It has been a journey full of laughter and tears. And, God has shown Himself through every step.
Advice I had heard more than once from my parents We always have to hear it from someone else. He said, if you feel this is something God is calling you to do, start working towards it. If this is not His will for you, He will close the door. So, off I went!
With no one in my circle having ever been a foster parent, I had to do a lot of research on my own. I am single, and work full time. How was I ever going to find time to do all of the things I assumed you had to do to become a foster parent?!?! It turned out they were having an information meeting in a couple of weeks, at a church not far from me!
First Baptist Church McKinney was trying something new. They had just decided to start a foster ministry and were allowing DFPS and a group of foster placement agencies to hold their meeting there. So, off I go! Whew, you wouldn't believe the paperwork we were handed right off the bat.
Information on each agency.
Information on minimum requirements. One of the speakers was Travis, from Covenant Kids. I felt a real kinship with him, and loved what I read about the agency. So, I decided this would be the agency for me! They sent me a HUGE packet of paperwork to fill out. And, requirements for letters of recommendation.
And requests for financial information. And, vials for drops of my blood OK, this is an exaggeration, but not by much. A copy of my social security card.
Years ago, my purse was stolen. And, in those days I was dumb enough to keep my SS card in my wallet.
Ever since then, I have taken all of my information notice of birth abroad, what we thought was my birth certificate, and transfer documents from the US Navy each year to the social security office and tried to get a new card. Every year I have been told that I do not have the necessary paperwork.
So, even though I knew I wouldn't be able to get a card, off I went to the social security office with the same folder I took with me every year. I waited about 10 minutes, went up to a lady's desk, and heard her say the same words I have heard for years. I am sorry, but you don't have the necessary paperwork You card will be in the mail in weeks.
Can you believe it?!?! God not only opened the door, He threw down a red carpet and escorted me through! Maybe this is how God is going to close the door In one long weekend, I was able to get every class I needed to be licensed!
Thank goodness for my friend Marla who brought me food and snacks! I will also share stories about the classes I took, the videos I was shown, the tears I shed at what some of these children go through.Apr 24, · If you are a Foster Parent, better yet, a single foster parent, you should check out her blog: I Must Be Trippin'.
This lady, Mimi, has such a zest and love for the kids she fosters, and lets call it what it really is, she is their surrogate benjaminpohle.com: A Single Foster Mom's Diary. I am a 41 year old single woman who has decided to become a foster parent. It has been a journey full of laughter and tears.
And, God has shown Himself through every step. The foster care system can be difficult for children, teenagers, and adults. The challenges you face, the triumphs and the heartaches, and every experience in between are shared by many other families Some of those families share their journeys in a blog that offer inspiration and provide readers.
Some of the most heartbreaking experiences I have had as a foster parent are trying to comfort a newly placed foster child in my home as they cry out for their parents.
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