There is research that suggests that the decision to foster can take as long as two years to make.
It’s understandable, necessary even, so that you can move forward with fostering confidently, knowing it’s right for you.
One of the biggest barriers to giving yourself that green light is fear, fear of the unknown. Right now your potential foster child is an unknown.
They may be any age from birth to teenagers. They may be from your local area or from the other side of the country.
Even as a placement match comes closer you are given the child’s name, their particular needs and why they can no longer live with their own families. But it’s still nerve wracking because all you’re really seeing is an outline.