My husband and I have decided to start the process of becoming licensed foster parents with the intent to foster to adopt. I do not have any biological children and he has a 7 year old son from his previous marriage. He and I are both concerned about the impact of this on him. He has a diagnosis of Autism, although he is very verbal and fairly social. I am concerned if he will understand what is going on and if this will harm him. We don't have a fabulous working relationship with his mother, but I am trying to make progress on that end.
Anyone been there done that? I don't really know how to approach this...I am feeling very confident that this is the right thing to do for our family, but I am just uncertain as to how to proceed. Any advice would be much appreciated.