Diary of a Foster Parent: Whoa! This Class is Terrifying
Though we're afraid, we decide to further explore fostering a child. We sign up for the four week certification class. The first thing we're given to read is a pamphlet that lists everything that's legally considered abuse and neglect. My husband and I note that pretty much everyone who grew up in the 70's was neglected. We struggle to keep our sense of humor bacause the class is terrifying. We spend each week telling ourselves and each other that we can back out at any time, and that the instructor is just trying to scare us to "separate the men from the boys". Or so we hope.