Miranda and Brian planned to adopt internationally through Children’s Home Society. Then they found out they were too young to fulfill the age requirement for the international program and decided to become foster parents until they turned 25.
Just after becoming licensed, they provided weekend respite care for a sibling group of four. The children were living with their aunt and uncle, who were planning to adopt them. A month later, they did respite care for the children again. Less than a month later, the county called to say the children needed emergency placement. If they couldn’t take them, the kids would be split up.
“When the children stayed with us on the weekends,” Miranda said, “we always thought it would be great to foster or adopt them, but we didn’t think that was an option. Suddenly, it was, so we were excited to say yes.”
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