I have known since I was 21 that I wanted to be a foster parent, but Brian took a little longer to come around. He liked the idea of helping a child, but was concerned about getting too attached and then end up broken hearted. We prayed about it for a while and slowly over about a 6 month period Brian really started thinking it was a good idea; however, we both decided that we wanted to wait until we had a baby or two. Unfortunately that hasn't happened, yet, so we decided, "why not now?!" So we started the class. -To be honest, the classes were painful!! Boring! Lots of skits, which Brian and I never participated, skits just aren't our thing. - Our social worker was upfront and let us know that she probably won't have our paperwork done until at least February, which is disappointing, but we'll try and be patient. And we have no idea how long after that until we get a child - We have mostly decided on 1 girl or a set of girl siblings less than 5. Our biggest reason for a girl(s) is that we already have a pink bedroom ready. We don't know what God has in store for us, but we're excited and know He won't give us anything we can't handle. Our goal is to adopt, but that may take a while, and we may even have to give a child back to her family. If we have to give a child back, our prayer is that we have made her feel loved and worthy, made her feel safe, showed her Jesus, and gave her some stability while she was at our house.