So still on the topic of foster parenting. I know there will be a lot of grief from a lot of people because they will not agree with someone who has bipolar disorder becoming licensed as a care giver.
But I have a wonderful team working with me. I will be signing papers and having verbal agreements with my psychiatrist, my husband, the social workers and my family so that if any symptoms start to surface and interfere then anyone who notices (because outsiders tend to notice first) then it will be made aware right away so that it can be nipped in the bud. And if I get too sick then I am agreeing to have my license put on hold. I know that when it starts to take a hold I tend to not see it until it’s too late. So I’m going to be working really hard for this. For me, my hubby AND the kids.
Also, I will only be taking one child (or 2 if it’s an emergency placement of siblings). I want to make sure that my full attention is on helping the child and keeping myself healthy at the same time.
It’s time that I get my act together. Time to grow up and do something useful with my life.