I got the link to your article, and I was so glad to read it and see that my experience was “true”. I asked about foster care in approximately March 2009. After three calls I finally received a packet of information two months later. Then I called to find out when the next class was being started, was told it wouldn’t be until approximately August when they would have an introductory meeting. Well, I never heard anything for months, and in the meantime I was looking at ALL the states and picking out kids that I wanted more information about. I sent a few inquiries, got one or two short reply emails telling me that I needed to have a homestudy completed first. This was just two responses out of maybe 28or 29 inquiries.