Small update…

waitI haven’t written in a while, but just a small update to my journey.

It is finally finished on my end (truly). All of my references have been interviewed. Both of my in person interviewees said they feel like the interview went very well, so I am very hopeful and optimistic that I “passed.” Now I am just waiting for my caseworker to write my case study and to be able to go in and review it before she forwards the study to her supervisor(s) for approval.

The true waiting begins now. Thanks to everyone for your continued support :-).


Author: Clarise_C

Hi! My name is Clarise. I'm currently going through the process of becoming a foster parent. I started this blog to share my journey with readers. I am not a writer, an expert on parenting, or even a parent... but so many folks have asked questions, I thought I would share. I am also an avid runner, nutrition coach and devoted Sunday school teacher (which is where I learn most of my patience with preschooler's :-)). I also work for a small agency called the VA. I hope you enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Small update…”

  1. I’m sure you’ll do well. I don’t remember the exact timeline, but it seems like it was maybe two months between the end of our classes and our official licensing. And we had more than our share of getting the house fixed up to pass inspection. It had been owned by a drug addict, so it was pretty damaged. Luckily my parents were a huge help. Did you know that where I live, having screens on all of your windows is a requirement? The hardest part for me was waiting once they sent us info on the kids. Even knowing the next night I might not get any sleep, I can’t sleep wondering if those kids will be walking through my door tomorrow. Luckily, we’re only taking two, and we’ve got them now, so we probably won’t have to play the waiting game again for another year or so. Good luck!!!


    1. Thank you! This has been a somewhat long process for me. I started the training in January…. and started my actual home study in March. There is so much anticipation, to what age child I will receive, what trauma they may have been through, what their temperament may be, etc. Another crazy thought I often have is… will they call me on a Thursday when I am looking forward to doing something fun that weekend. LOL! Small thing I know, but just so many unknowns :-).


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