Did you hear we have a new placement? My goodness, I thought there would be more problems associated with something like this…
The hum of a white-noise fan upstairs
The purr of a lone car going by
The sound of my own cough
How do you work closely with people you distrust, for days and months on end? What if your generosity is enabling them to keep failing? Or, God forbid, to succeed?
Foster parenting is easier in that you get extensive training for the job you’re about to do, and ongoing training while you do it.
Parenting was created to be an experience shared by two people who are lovingly committed to each other for life. When you are a foster parent, you are parenting as part of a large team of people you may not know well, agree with, or even like.
The three-day program involves throwing away all the diapers, launching straight into underwear, encouraging fluids, and using the frequent accidents as positive training on rushing to the bathroom. YOU MUST CATCH EVERY ACCIDENT AS IT HAPPENS.