Sunday, June 16, 2013

Small world

It’s funny, before we became foster parents, we didn’t hear about the world of fostering that much. Now it is everywhere!

We bought a treadmill off of Craigslist today. The whole transaction was conducted via text message between me and the woman selling the treadmill. We didn’t even exchange names, just coordinated pickup times. When hubby went to the next town over to pick it up, he started chatting with the couple. Turns out, they’ve just finalized adoption on their first foster placement! They talked a little bit about fostering in their town vs. our town and hubby headed back home.

He called me on the way home to tell me about the coincidence and that the treadmill-seller recently went to the National Foster Parent Association conference. I texted her that I was jealous, which led to another hour or so of texting back and forth. We finally introduced ourselves and agreed to get together for a playdate! You just never know where you’ll find a kindred spirit.

1 comment:

  1. How awesome! We are just beginning our journey into foster parenting. I'm having a difficult time finding a network close to us. However, your experience is very encouraging.

    Thanks so much for sharing!