So, I'm not very good at this "blog every day" assignment, sorry! We have been having some "waiting woes" lately & it was topped off by our agency not only extending wait times for infants, but also closing the program to new applicants wanting infants, and extending the time between referral and travel to get the child... This just scares me a little bit because the process has changed so much from a year ago when we first learned about it. Now it looks like we will be waiting another year and a half for a referral & then 5-6 months after that to go and get our baby!
So what to do with this wait? I don't know! We have an Adoption & Foster Care Fair this weekend in Sioux Falls. We were asked to share our story on fundraising during one of the round tables. We had a wonderful time at last year's fair & we are looking forward to this year's. I think this year we are going to focus on learning more about foster care. We will probably start our PRIDE courses for fostering, so we can start providing respite care on the weekends. I have been also participating in monthly webinars through our agency. I am getting very antsy with this wait, so I have been devouring any type of education I can get!