Today we had a call to see if we were interested in taking in a 4-year-old foster child. Due to the child’s particular problems and visitation schedule, I felt that we had to say no. I really wanted to give it a try, but on the other hand I didn’t want to bring a kid into our house and then have to have him removed within a month or two because we couldn’t take him back and forth to visitation or stay home with him all the time due to our work schedules.
Even though I know we probably made the best decision for him and for us, I still feel bad. I keep imagining a sad little boy who might end up in a bad foster home or who really wants a family. It was even harder to say no because we have really been wanting another child. It’s days like this I really wish that we could be there to help everyone who needs us. I know we can’t, but I wish we could.