Once licensed, what can you expect?
Indiana foster mom and blogger, Jill Rippy, published a thorough overview of what foster parents can expect when welcoming a child to their home.
In this post, "The First 30 Days", Jill explains what foster parents can expect in the crucial first month of providing care. She outlines responsibilities related to medical appointments, school enrollment, clothing, therapy, case worker visits, and teaching proper behavior.
After that long to-do list, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But Jill provides reassurance: "Again, fostering can be very intrusive. It’s a huge life change, but there are huge blessings that come along with it. You’ve got this."