When did you start preparing for a foster child? And, how do you prepare if you don't know what you're going to be taking in? Did you wait until you had the child or did you have everything previously?
I'm very new, still on the application phase. I know my carseats have expired, and also my crib has a drop down side, which I read was not allowed. I've found myself online researching cribs and carseats the other day- as far as prices and safety, etc.Car seats and certain equipment is very age specific. Then again, we may not need any of that, if our placement is older. We are leaning towards newborn to 4 years.
I'm kind of at a loss... not sure if we should make any purchases until we have a placement. But I don't want to be not prepared... if that makes sense. I was just curious as to when you prepared, or if you run to Walmart to pick up a carseat before picking up a child!