Connie and I are going to be working with messed up children that know the reality of evil and perversion in a way most, of any age, do not. And guess what, they don't candy coat anything, they may swear, talk about sexual stuff, try to kill our animals, or us, or our children, they may take a giant poop right in front of our bedroom door in the middle of the night, they may publicly masturbate, scream and the list goes on. These children will cope the best way they know how and most of the time their coping skills are not exactly pleasant to refined folks like us. I know this because everything just listed above was told to us in our classes because they all happened. Granted it is rare that a child will try to kill the foster parents or the foster parents children, but it has happened.
No need to chastise us for putting our family in danger, the age range we will be getting is birth-5 years old, and I think we can all handle a murderous 5 year old, but rest assured the agency will never put the foster family in danger. NEVER! I totally trust the two ladies we will be dealing with, which brings me to another point, there are 2 people that handle the foster and adopting for a county of 73,894. This is the case all through out the country, so before you complain about how bad the system is get the facts about your agency first. Most of the time these people are way over worked and way under manned. Don't get me wrong the system is not perfect, but more on that later.
I will look over our notes from the classes and try to relay to you what is important, interesting or even humorous. Believe it or not we laughed a lot during our classes and had our fair share of embarrassing discussions. Think of every possible sexual word, act and scenario you can imagine, then write them on giant papers taped to the walls of your class room and then discuss them with strangers ( this is a good time to go back and read the description of our class), better yet explain what a _______________ is because some in the class don't know. Yeah, pretty uncomfortable, but remember these classes were designed to prepare us for caring for a child who knows what a ____________ is because they did it or saw it. Sometimes things aren't pretty are they? Way more on what happened in those 36 hours later.