I am strongly considering foster parenting ever since I had a Pre-Pregnancy Consultation that said that I would be considered high-risk to have a child of my own, due to medical problems. Even though I want my own biological child, several of my relatives and people at church are wanting me to consider foster parenting instead. Before I go about this, I wanted to ask some of you about your experience with foster parenting.
Do you have a choice on how young or old the foster child is that you want to take care of?
Do they allow singles to be foster parents?
Do you have to have certain things before you can foster parent, like a child's bed or crib or stuff like that?
I have read that you get paid to be a foster parent, how much do you get on average? Is it enough to cover supplies for the child?
What happens if the foster child is out of control and very agressive? Is there support groups for foster parents?
Are you allowed to homeschool foster children, or are they required to go to a public school?
If anyone can give me some tips and advice, it would be great. Thanks!