On yesterday's post, I talked about packing up things that we don't need right now, in preparation for our move to Florida in a few months. I received a comment on the post, asking if we will continue to do foster care after we move, and if so, will my parents need to be re-certified in Florida. I thought I would address the question in a new post.
Well the honest answer to the comment from yesterday is that I don't know if we're going to continue doing foster care. My parents just don't know what they want to do yet. I know for sure that if we do continue, it won't be immediately after we move. We'll need some time to settle in first, and get to know the area.
If we do continue to take in foster children, then yes, my parents will need to go through the re-certification process in Florida. They actually get re-certified every year here in New York. My mom just spoke to one of the ladies from DSS who we've known for years, because my parents are up for re-certification soon. It was the first time that my mom said anything abut us moving, because it hasn't come up before, but she needed to say something because there's no point in my parents going through the process up here since we're not going to be living in New York for much longer.
I'm not sure how the process would differ in Florida if my parents were to be re-certified after we move; there would probably be a background check, maybe they would be able to look into the fact that my parents were certified up here... I'm not sure. That's definitely something that I would be able to write about in the future though, depending on what happens with our status as a foster family.
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