Friday, January 29, 2010

Orientation - Smore.ientation - Bore.ientation

So last night was our "Orientation" or "Pre P.R.I.D.E. Training". For those of you not familiar with "P.R.I.D.E." it is not some sort of gay rights thing (even though the word does conjure images of gay pride parades).


"P.R.I.D.E." stands for "Parent Resource for Information, Development, Education" and is required training (by most states) for both Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents before being permitted to become a licensed or adoptive home. The training is to help educate parents about the needs of children in the foster care system, including developmental, behavioral and emotional issues. It also teaches appropriate disciplinary actions and communication with the biological family.

Anywho, the informational session went well. We basically learned about the program and what they offer for support in the way of fostering and adoption (all adoptions through the program are children from the foster care system).

Now comes the decision making:

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  • Do we do foster parenting?
  • Do we choose adoption?
  • What age group do we think we can handle?
  • Are there specific behavioral, emotional, or development problems we'll be better able to cope with?

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Lots of things to discuss and evaluate. But deep down I know we can make a HUGE difference in a child's life and in turn that child with greatly impact and change ours.. and I believe that it will all be for the better. This is truly because family is all about
Faith ... Love ... Hope
Faith Love Hope


  1. Congrats on the class and now the fun begins, right?

    So with you on Faith and hope. Love was never in question!

    Thanks for all your support!

  2. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it



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