Jan 1, 2020 07:44PM TB90 wrote:
Theo89: First of all, thanks so much for wanting to care for children needing parents. There are so many. The process of placing children with temporary or permanent parents is quite complex. Of course, the children’s needs are paramount. Fostering and adoption are very different. Foster care is focused on returning children to their birth parents. It is often temporary and therefore the requirements are less stringent. But fostering can take such an emotional toil on the foster parents. Caring and loving a child to enable them to return to their birth parents asks so much from their foster parents. This truly takes a special person and persons. That can place the needs of a child and their birth parents above their own. And adoption may involve the birth parent in choosing the adoptive parent. Given the highly competitive nature of this selective process, having health challenges and other issues such as income, etc may impair your chances. It really depends on the needs of the child, the preferences of the birth parent and the policies of the agency. If you are already fostering a child you hope to adopt, that is a whole other situation. If willing, perhaps share a bit more info. If you are the best placement for a child, then it is meant to be.