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April 13, 2010

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I would just tell the "right" Sister in the ward and she will take care of it for you! Wink, wink! As for any details about the child, I would just offer complimentary personality traits and things you adore or have noticed about each child. Most people will be satisfied with that.

I'm so excited for you and your family! A little envious too!

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Jennifer- Good for you and your family for deciding to foster- There is such a need for good foster homes. I am excited to read about what the future holds for you.

P.S. Thanks for the shout-out!

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Holy Cow! I don't know what state you live in, but they are on the ball! I have experience in two different states, and both take months to get licensed. That's so exciting that you will be able to take placements so quickly. There are things that are really great about respite, and things that are harder. It's so fun, because you're more like an aunt or uncle - you can TOTALLY spoil the kids and have so much fun without having to worry too much about discipline, etc - since it's short term. On the other hand, having several 3-4 day placements weekend after weekend lends itself to a lot of transition.
I'm so excited for you all. I can't wait to hear your first experiences as foster parents!

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We have had two families in our ward who are foster parents. There seemed to be no problem at all; everyone just kind of went with the flow and admired them for opening their home to children who needed them.

I also have a blog friend who is Mormon and fosters children. If you email me, I'll give you her blog url and you can go "talk" to her. She's a great person and really sharp. I think you'll like sharing information with her.

Good luck!

=)

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Thanks for your support Harlene, Mamamom, Maggie, and Sue! I'll need it even more soon.

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