We went to our first foster care training class on Monday evening. I'm excited, but nervous at the same time. We have been down this road before and our experience with that other agency was not pleasant in the end. I am always afraid that new agencies will judge us because of the issues we had with that other one. That's the issue going on with our private homestudy. She had to speak to them and now she has to get our side of the story before she will move forward. I hate that they would say negative things when they should know first hand the need for people to step up and be foster and adoptive parents. Unfortunately, it's all about covering their own butts with them. I just checked back and don't think I've ever even posted about our experience with them because, 1. I'm afraid no one will believe that we weren't at fault and 2. I'm kind of afraid they would find out somehow and be even more determined to make sure we can never adopt. The director has done her best to make me believe this even though when our relationship with them ended she assured us we would be able to pursue foster care with another agency if we chose. I guess we are about to find out.
Whew, I guess I just needed to get that off my chest. I just hope I don't regret it later. I really am looking forward to giving foster care another shot. I think we know a little more of what to expect this time and will better be able to look out for ourselves and not have a repeat of last time. Plus we are going to specifically request to have young children placed with us. We're just planning to roll with the tide and see where this road leads.
We are also still waiting to hear about our other homestudy but at the rate that's going we may be licensed to foster and have a placement before it's finished.