Amanda - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
I am a new foster mom as of December 1, 2008 and am hoping to get some advice from fellow foster parents. My DH and I cannot have any more children do to infertility issues and have decided foster care and/or adoption is our best solution for our life. My big concern right now is why we have had our license now for going on 2 months and have not had one placement yet? My family as well as some friends think it is unusual to be waiting this long and I am starting to get uneasy about the long wait myself. We are even open to all age groups, most races, and up to five kids at one time. The agency has called and asked us about 2 different boys but that the casa is reviewing our backrounds along with other foster parents for the best fit for these kids. And still we are still sitting by the phone with no answers. I guess what I am asking other foster parents is should I keep waiting for this agency to call for a placement or should I start maybe looking into another agency? The one my husband and I are with now are very strickt and we are told if we leave his agency we can never come back which makes me a little nervous about looking for other agencies, especially because I do know people with the agency we are with and they seem to be happy with LOTS of kids in thier home. I almost feel like we did something wrong because the only answer i get from the agency is "be patient". Well it is kind of hard to be patient when every time i pick up a news paper or watch the news someone is mistreating children or throwing them away. I look forward to anyone's advice!