To Rally

I am so amazed though not surprised and incredibly humbled and grateful right now. We have been blessed with such a great circle of friends here. I sent out an email a few days ago explaining that Ryan and I are going to be starting classes next month to obtain our Foster Parent license so as to begin the Foster-to-adopt journey. It is 30hrs of classes, spread over 3 nights & 2 full saturdays. Since we don’t have any family in town to pawn the kids off on, the idea of arranging childcare was more than a little daunting. However, within 1 day all 5 ‘opportunities’ to babysit were filled by amazing friends! We still have to figure out when & where we’ll do the First Aid/CPR/blood borne pathogen training class, so the 2 folks who have expressed interest in helping out that haven’t been assigned a day to cover for us, might still have an opportunity. :) So thanks all of you who have so quickly and eagerly rallied. We are extremely grateful. …& I’m sure we’ll need you around for a lot more than just babysitting!

4 thoughts on “To Rally

  1. Jealous. Of those wonderful friends around to babysit for you, of you getting to go ahead and do the classes (Jamin and I have been talking about adopting more and more lately. Sucks we can’t get one of those Haitian babies :) Our turn will come! Have fun. Amy says the classes are for sure a wake up call, so – enjoy that :)

  2. I’m super excited for you guys! We are getting really discouraged about that process here. Idaho doesn’t have a foster-to-adopt program so even if you want to adopt a child from the foster system here it will still cost you close to $20 thousand!!!! We took those classes a few months before we moved and they are awesome!! They give a ton of good information and preparation. Have fun and keep us updated!