I was on here the other day talking about DH and I starting the process of fostering and possibly adopting through the state. I have some more questions for you.
Regarding foster care: how many and how often do you have kids? I know that the goal of foster care is to work toward reunification with the bios. Is there an average length of time that you have kids in your home? And here's the big one: How hard is it when they leave and go back to their bios? I would imagine that it could be as heart-breaking as a divorce or death. How do you prepare yourself - and even the kids - for that?
Regarding adoption: Have any of you adopted and then had bio kids of your own later? How did that go for the older kid(s)? As I mentioned previously DH and I still hope to have bio kids of our own but we don't know when or how long that is going to take and we see no reason not to help out other kids, too.
We still want to do this but we want to be able to prepare ourselves for the emotions that will come along with it.