Friday, May 16, 2008

Orientation...

It's a go. We are in for the long haul. I am so excited! Orientation lasted about 2 hrs last night. We were told what we could expect from the agency, as well as what was to be expected of us. Our first training session begins June 3. We will have training on Tues/Thurs nights and Saturday all day. We will complete our last training June 21.

The entire process from start to finish is about 4 months. You have to have home studies, fire inspections, physicals, criminal background checks, fingerprinting, training in CPR/First Aid, Medication administration, and blood born pathogens. Then you must wait until a child comes along with the specific needs that you are most suited to foster.

I am really excited about the agency we chose. They provide so much emotional support to their families. The kids they care for also get some special privileges that some other agencies may or may not do.

Overall, I can't wait to get it started. I feel so excited...you would have thought I just saw 2 pink lines! That would be nice too, but this feels right for us at this time.

My physical is set for May 22. That will be my first check mark!

Thank you for your prayer support during this time. We will be busy (I start back school too), but it will be all worth it in the end!

10 comments:

Fertilized said...

yah for progress! We need to finish our classes. We started then my husbands work schedule changed

Mel said...

wonderful progress!!!
thinking of you and praying for this to all work out smoothly =)

Alison said...

I'm excited that you are excited. I love to hear optimism in your writing. Any word on the birthmother?

Searching said...

Busy, indeed! But this all sounds so exciting!! You definately have my prayers.

Elaine said...

The Birthmother has not called our attorney yet. I don't know if she will... I know that God already knows the outcome of that situation, so I am just trusting Him on this one...Thanks for asking tho. If she calls, you'll be the very first person I tell!!!! (besides K of course)

Charne Trollip said...

Shoo training sounds wonderful! Think its great that they train you for fostering! I must do research but i have a feeling that in south africa you do not get training, such a pity

Bonnie said...

I know this has to be a exciting and maybe even a little bit scary time! But how cool to see things as God places them how He wants them!

Jen said...

Congratulations on starting! We'll be cheering you on!!

The Baker's said...

I am excitied for you, sounds like you are going to be busy gal. Your in my prayers.

A said...

Hooray for moving forward! Good luck with the physical.