All It’s Cracked Up to Be, Exactly As I Expected

365 Days of Thank You

houseTonight, Steve and I started classes at DCYF to become foster parents for (and perhaps adopt) a child in “state care”.  We’ve toyed with the idea of foster care or adoption for a while.  In Rhode Island there are a couple thousand kids at any time in need of more than a place, they’re in need of a home.   

In advance of the first of the ten, 3-hour sessions we received our course outline, I reviewed it immediately.  I work at an agency that does similar work to DCYF and so I had a heads-up on the content of the classes.  I’ve spent the last four years learning the language of the child welfare, adoption and foster care system.  The staff who delivers the sessions was just trained in a new model for the classes; hoping that the caring adults who endure the 30-hour model will  be better prepared to…

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