I've been watching and reading the board for a while. DH and I had a discussion today at lunch about the possibility of becoming foster parents.
So a little about us: DH is 42 and I am 32. Neither of us have any children. We have been married 19 months and TTC the whole time with no success. We still hope to have bio children but are open to fostering and/or adopting, also. We have the room and resources and a lot of love to give. DH's middle sister was adopted as a baby so it is something that is near to the hearts of his family. I love my SIL so although it's different she wouldn't be my SIL if DH's parents hadn't adopted her.
We live in Iowa. I have done some reading on some websites but need a little more direction - the internet can be overwhelming at times! We need to have a home study done, I assume, so is that where we start? How would we go about getting certified in other states so that we could be considered by states other than Iowa? We live almost in the middle so it's a very easy drive to Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Minnesota as well as possibly South Dakota, Wisconsin and Kansas. Is that even possible?
Thanks ladies! I really admire and respect you all. I have read some of your stories and I know you have had to deal with a lot at times but you keep plugging away because it's what's best for the kids. That is our heart as well - to love little ones.