Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Going forward

So I finally DID something.

I went to foster care parent orientation last night and actually started filling out the application.

I've really realized lately that I have this strong desire to work with kids and do service. Foster care seems a good way to start.

And I am so tired of all the messages - past and present - telling me I can't do it. I refuse to fail any longer because I didn't even try. Defeating myself through self-talk and inaction only drives me into despair and depression. Foster care may turn out to be the worst idea I've ever had - but it's my idea and I want to try. After all, if not me then who?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm really proud of you!!! Keep us posted.
Jenn

Klondike Kate said...

Thank you Jenn!!

K said...

Thats awesome, you would be a great foster mom. What ages are you sticking between?

Klondike Kate said...

School age, since I'm working. I do really well with Elementary age though the biggest need is for teen foster homes.

My preference is for girls age K-6. We'll see what happens. I'm thinking I could do weekend/evening respite care for teen foster kids. A good way to see if this is a good age group for me.

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