They called! They called!!!! I've been told so many times that they would call without results that it's amazing it actually happened.
There's an info meeting June 13th, in french. It will be a fairly large group (18-20 couples) and I can sit at the back and poke DH when I don't understand something. They use powerpoint (visuals!!!) and they're just up there talking away, no chit chat "get to know you" bs that I thought we might have to deal with.
We could have kids in our home as early as 6 mths but not sooner. I told her our house is a little bit crazy but should be fine by then. She's understanding about renos etc. We had a bit of a laugh. She seems super nice (though she will not become my bosom friend as I heard that's bad to share TOO much, or be TOO trusting). She searches for words sometimes but totally understands english.
I will go to info meeting. If I don't understand something I can a) ask questions during meeting, b) call her afterwards and ask questions, c) wait until they have a 2-3 english couples, possibly in September for an english meeting. BUT she said, they do need fosterparents so if I could go to the french meeting to get the process started sooner that would be better. (They want me!!!)
And at first glance I look FANTASTIC: Stay at home, old enough (have to be 25) but not too old, open to adoption, in a long term relationship (12 years! so stable, no kids in home etc etc. I could hear her go "hm!" in delighted surprise now and then.
So, it's Info meeting
fill out a detailed form
they analyze it, contact references
then we meet for personal talk
finished? And this person said that we could have kids in our home as early as 6 mths. HUGE difference from the 1-2 YEARS I was told before.
I've been waiting to become a fosterparent for 4 years now. It feels so strange to have something move from that unreachable dream to something concrete. My heart is racing.