Foster families are in great need in my area too. Finding a temporary family placement is not ideal, but it is necessary since so many children lie in limbo while birth parents sort things out. Children who experience trauma in early childhood can suffer life long health problems and children in the foster care system can have a really tough time. If you can provide a temporary loving home, that is something. My blog talks about the realities of adoption from the foster care system and private adoption agencies. http://www.realstoriesabout.com/. Adoption is not always easy, but for the dozens of parents I interviewed it is more than worth it, and you’ve got to be prepared to be there to help your child deal with their loss and search for their own unique identity. Thank you for sharing your story.