A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Need

A friend of mine who is also a foster parent just had her license reactivated on Wednesday.  On Thursday morning at 9am she was listed as available for a newborn placement.  Within one hour, she received four (yes, FOUR) calls asking her to take infants.  The case managers were literally racing to see who could get to her first with a baby.  She received a 5+ pound boy who is less than two weeks old.  He is tiny, but adorable!

The need is so great for foster parents right now.  With the economy down and foster care reimbursements being cut, the state has lost many foster families.  If you have ever considered being a foster parent, please check into it.  We NEED you.  The children NEED you.  There are so many reasons to step out and say YES!


  1. I wish everyone understood the need. Hope your friend got a good nights rest the day before!

  2. Wow, what state are you located in? I am in Illinois, got licensed for the first time about 3 weeks ago for newborn to 3yrs and havent had a single call for placement or respite even. Good luck to her!

  3. I'm in an Arizona big city. It isn't always like this. I waited three months before BB came. See one of my first few posts.

  4. My first call took only two weeks and it was for a newborn baby girl. Everyone's story is different... but there is a HUGE need right now in AZ and that is the truth. I shared this on my FB.