Would you (or have you) consider adopting out of foster care?
I've been thinking a lot about and interacting some with kids in foster care recently. Some of the stories I've heard about why kids are removed from their homes are almost unimaginable and my heart breaks for them.
And I've been doing some reading about people who are committed to serving as foster parents and/or adopting out of the foster system. It seems that a number of churches are making a commitment to take in a number of these kids and provide them with loving homes. But I know that it's not always as easy as cleaning out the spare bedroom and setting another place at the table, particularly with the emotional issues that some many of these kids have.
I'm not currently in a position that allows me to be a foster or adoptive parent but I am thinking about getting involved with a group that mentors kids in the foster system. Anyone here a foster parent or adopted out of the foster system? Or thought about it but decided not to?