For those of you just beginning the fostering process or those of you who are taking your classes to get licensed, don't give up! You are awesome for making the decision to foster in the first place and I commend you for that.
Here is what took place yesterday just to give you a clue as to how fast things can happen.
I got a call from our DSS SW at 3pm letting me know there was a possible placement but through a different county. (our county is very slow right now so we're actually being loaned out) I called Jason (3 times before he answered) and we decided to take the placement, so I called our SW back to let her know. She said she would pass our contact info to the other county and they would call if they needed us.
TEN minutes later, the SW from the other county calls to give us a little bit more information on the girls and to see if we are still interested. I tell her yes, so she asks if we'll be home by 6 pm that night. Of course, we would.
I left work at 4pm and headed to Target for diapers, underwear, and socks for the girls and then went home. At 5, a co-worker of Jason's shows up with a crib (woot!) and Jason got home soon after that.
At 6:30 that evening, the girls are dropped off in a whirlwind, start exploring the house, and sit down to eat dinner. They're bathed and ready for bed by 7:45, story time with Jason and then they are asleep by 8pm.
What a day! And I would do it all over again. Just like that.