Monday, October 31, 2011

In my last post I wrote a bit about money and some of the things you need to take care of an infant in foster care.

That post and the comments got me thinking about the motivations we all have for getting into foster care.   It seems to me that most people get into foster care in hopes of adopting a child or multiple children.

I did not get into foster care to adopt, but I do know that I think about what it would be like to adopt Primo.  It feels like a game changer.

Would as many of us be willing to do foster care if there was no hope of adopting?

It feels like adoption is just about the most powerful motivator for doing foster care.


  1. We are fostering simply for the sake of fostering. Granted, I "know" that adoption is a slight possibility because that's how The System works. We even adopted once out of The System. (And I'd love to adopt the little buggers we're caring for now whose case will likely end up in termination.) But we have never gotten into fostering with the goal of adoption.

  2. We have no intentions of adopting...I don't even have my own children yet. I just want to love-up some kiddos and send them healthily on their way!