I finally had a chance to read over all the foster care/adoption paper work. There is so much to know. It's a little overwhelming, but so worth the effort. I had a few questions that I needed answered so I called the Department of Human resources in our county. The gentleman I spoke with was more then happy to answer all my questions. It was refreshing talking to a real person on the phone who was so very nice. He explained to me that becoming a licensed foster care provider is a long process with many many steps. He told me that the most important step is that hubby and I need to complete is to take the pride classes through the county. These classes consist of 27 hours or 9 weeks of training. These courses teach you how to handle and cope with a foster child. You never know what type of situations these children are coming from. The bad news is that the county won't be offering the class until maybe mid-winter or early spring. So we just have to wait. I was kind of bummed about that. I really wanted to get the ball rolling on this journey. When I was reading the literature from our local DHS it stated that 75% of the foster kids become adoptable at some point. That's good news for us since we would love to adopt a child, but so sad that parents can't take care of their own children. We can also adopt a child through the state, but there are some fee's involved, so we have decided to stick with the foster care and see where it leads. I just can't imagine being a child and having no parents to take care of you. What a nightmare for these children. It just breaks my heart. Anyway that's the latest and greatest. I'll keep everyone update.