I'm moving into my bigger and better place in just over three weeks, and I'll be able to once again say, "Bring on the kiddos!" when my agency calls about a placement. Along with the big move and the fact that I continue to have Monkey four days a week also comes some decisions. I find myself re-evaluating my age range when it comes to foster care, and I'd love to hear from all of you!
I've only ever fostered infants/toddlers and one teen. With summer coming up, part of me is thinking that a preschool or young elementary school age child might be a great fit for our family right now, but I just don't know. Babies are easy when it comes to their emotional needs and behaviors. I've never parented an older child from a hard place before.
So my questions to all of you (if you will pretty please humor me) are:
"What has been your favorite age to foster and why?"
"What has been your most challenging age to foster and why?"