October 1, 2012 7:27 pm
Waiting for very first foster placement!!!
Hi, we just got our foster care license last week. We are so excited! :banana: We have already emailed the CPU with all of our info. I really want to get a call soon! We are in San Bernardino county. Our age range is 0 to 5, we will take sibling sets and any ethnicity and gender, we are not picky. Does anyone know how long it could take to get the first call??
November 2, 2012 5:11 am
Congratulations! I wish you the best, I think it all depends on yuur area. We have had our license for 1.5 years and have only had 2 placements, one for 3 months and one for 10 days. Our area rarely removes the children from the home. Our goal is to foster/adopt. There is a lot of kinship in my area as wll where the grandparents step in. Good luck on your journey!:cheer:
November 13, 2012 6:38 am
I'm in California and i'm in a different county and when we got licensed last year it took a week to get our 1st placement. Our first official call was our 1st placement. We've had 5 placements and a total of 7 kids. Our 1st placement was here 11 months. Guess it just depends on where you're located and what your requirements are that determines the time frame. I've heard some people get placements the day they are licensed. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Good Luck
November 14, 2012 3:40 am
We got a placement call last Friday on the 9th but we turned it down because it wasn't a good fit for our family. Main reason was the visitation schedule. 3 hours a week and I just couldn't add 3 more hours of visits especially when I had to drive out of the area. I had a placement leave today (our baby boy that we were suppose to adopt). In the midst of my sadness we got a placement call for a sib set. I said I would only do it if mom were willing to do a scheduled visit every week at the same time and place where I currently monitor my other FD's visit. CSW said that she would give mom a bus pass or tokens so that she could make it to visits. I really won't lose sleep if they place the kids elsewhere. Hope that didn't sound mean because I will welcome any kids that come to our home. Just saying that if they don't come it's fine.
November 7, 2013 9:00 pm
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