We had our meeting last night! We were able to turn in all our paperwork and background checks. Now we just have to wait on a training date. The first available could be in April or June. Just depends on how many people signed up as they can only train 15 couples at a time. So we have a little bit of a wait. This is not really a bad thing. We have a lot to do around our house to make it ready to open, and we were given a list of things we can do.
The numbers they gave us last night of the amount of children in need are sobering. There is a huge need for foster families in our area, and even bigger need state wide. I would really urge you to pray about this. Even if you can’t foster, you can volunteer to help The Call. They are non profit and could use help in many different areas.
Ok, thats my soapbox.
We are so excited to get the ball rolling. We even made the decision last night to open up to a larger age bracket. If you would like more info about The Call NWA, let me know and I can connect you to the right people. Or you can check out their website. The Call
So, what can you do for us? Well, that is super simple. Pray!
There are a lot of logistics that will need to be figured out with our schedules at the church, and the fact that all of our family live out of the state.
We will need to purchase some furniture once we are open.
We need prayer for our kids to adjust well. There will probably be some room sharing going on, so that will be an adjustment.
Also, we will need prayer for the kids we take in. For peace and comfort for them, and that our home will be a safe and happy place where they can find rest. The whole reason they will be in foster care is most likely a traumatic one. So please be praying.
Those are just a few needs I could think of off the top of my head, and I will list more When they arise. Again, Rik and I are so excited about this journey and we covet your prayers. I’ll keep updating the blog as the journey continues!