Fostering: The Next Step

A big week ahead for me. On Thursday I am attending the Information Session for Becoming a Foster Carer in Liverpool. This is the step before filling out a formal application. This is the time I decide whether this is one of my paths.

It is also the final goodbye to my IVF journey and my hopes of ever being a birth mum.

I am torn a little.

I was also torn before I decided to adopt my pets: Molly and Max. And I struggled with the commitment of Amanda initially too.

I questioned whether I was capable and able to take care of another life. I questioned my mental health, my selfishness, my awareness, my knowledge … and then I googled, and googled, and googled, until I felt comfortable and safe.

And then it was okay.

I think this will be okay too.

But I am nervous.

A little scared that I won’t meet the criteria.

A little scared that I will have absolutely no idea …

A little scared.

And very excited.

🙂

9 thoughts on “Fostering: The Next Step

  1. Fear, or insecurity, and excitement are like conjoined twins. I think it’s natural to be aware of them but you are so ready for this. You could take care of a child brilliantly with your eyes closed. I’m crossing my fingers and my toes. Strongs lovely.

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  2. How exciting and yes scary 🙂 I think you will be fine.
    You might feel differently, but Hubby and I have talked about fostering and adoption many times. Whilst he felt like it would mean we decided not to have biological children I never took it to mean that. I felt that I would still continue to try. So if you are not completely ready to let go of that dream I don’t think taking this step means that you have to 🙂
    Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

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