The first placement starts with a call. You'll get a call based on the information you gave us when you initially interviewed and told us which type of children would work best in you support structure. Sometimes these placements may be placements emergency placements due to a child being removed from a situation, other times, these are children that are already in the system that may be a good fit for you. Though we call you knowing that your willing to take children, and we take our time to make sure your family and situation needs are met, you always have the option to accept or deny any placement. We know the emotions and adrenaline will hit, but you've trained for this, you've spent countless hours thinking about this, and we trust you! It's ok to have those feelings: Trust your gut and make the decision thats in the best interest of you, your family, and this child in need.
Now would be a good time to start asking yourself some questions: Is the house ready for this child? Depending on the age, you may need to make some minor adjustments. Do you have all the things you need? You can ask your social networks if they have extra articles of clothing or furniture you may be able to have or borrow to meet the needs of the child that you are fostering.