3:19 PM we got our first call about a child in need. A 3 year old girl who had a sibling above our age "limit". She had another sibling, younger, that may need placement later. We asked all the questions we had researched and prepared.
3:49 PM Our caseworker called back with answers to all our questions. They had found family members closer to the kids home that would be a better match. They asked if we were willing to accept them if their family fell through.
We said yes, and waited...
4:12 PM Their family accepted.
That hour was long and nerve wracking. We are glad they found a place. We are glad they are able to stay closer to familiarity.
We are anxious to do our part.