May 5, 2018
Episode 14 features Chris and our brand new foster babe!
We became a family of 7 again this week, and on the episode we
talk about what week 1 looks like if you are interested in
fostering babies. Basically, you need to go to the doctor for a
check up, get a newborn screen done during days 5-10, and hopefully
head to your nearest WIC office so you can go get some formula. I
was SO prepared for this placement - I had a can of unopened
formula, bottles, clothes (from Wesley!), and leftover diapers from
my previous placement. This was the most ready we have ever been.
Apparently 5th time's a charm...
In this episode, we also discuss:
- our automatic vacuum cleaner: the
Deebot. His name is also Dusty Bottoms, which we talk about at
length. Sorry about that. But not sorry that I barely have to sweep
- WIC -
Find the office nearest you. If you are in the East Valley, I LOVE
the Chandler Care
Center. Don't forget to bring your Notice to Provider, and your
baby/foster babe, and they will issue you a debit card that has
your food allowance for up to 3 months. This is how we get free
formula for our foster babies.
- Example of foster care subsides in
- Helen's Hope
Chest, Jose's Closet,
and several other organizations that seek to supply clothes and
other supplies for children in foster care. These are great
organizations to donate to, instead of Goodwill.
- Arizona Empowerment
Scholarship, as well as other scholarship programs allowing
reduced or free tuition to private schools.
Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a great
resource that will help foster kids go to Disneyland for free!
Check out their website for lots of info for foster families
(Good) Word of the Day:
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received
to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various
forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Let's all do what we are talented, and gifted in, and called to
do, and the more we do this, the better, anymore beautiful our
world will be!