One of the children asked, "What will happen to those of who are older? Most foster homes don't want older children, and I am worried about where I will go, or what will happen to me." We talked about what is supposed to happen, and how the plan is supposed to work, but the child persisted, "But if there isn't a foster home for me now, where will one come from later?"
The truth is, we don't have an answer that will put to rest the fears of the older children. California is really desperate for foster homes, and will need 2,000 new foster homes in the next year. The message the older child want me to portray to people considering fostering children is this: "Consider Me, please, consider me." We don't expect people to easily take on the commitment of raising an older child, but we have a great training plan and we are confident we can help you be a fantastic foster parent.