How to Set Up a Foster Care Bedroom
Are you trying to figure out a foster care bedroom setup for your first placement?
There are many requirements needed before getting your first placement.
Foster Care Bedroom Setup
For starters, having the appropriate bed, bedding, and space is essential.
Therefore, this post is about helping you to prepare a bedroom with tips and tricks for fostering.
Preparing for your first child is exciting, isn’t it? It’s hard to predict what you will need.
In fact, at this point, you still don’t know if you will be getting placed with a boy or a girl. As well as, their age.
Unless you signed up for a specific gender and age group. Then, you may have a little more of an idea.
For example, if you signed up to take care of little ones, 0-2 age group, children under 5, or perhaps only children over 5.
Either way, you will want to pick a gender-neutral paint color.
As well as, keeping in mind these items as well.
Each state has its own rules and requirements.
I would check with your agency to see the exact rules.
I definitely recommend keeping gender-neutral in mind with preparing for foster placements.
We started off with more pink items. We did have two placements that were girls. Only the first was placed with us for 24 hours and the second a couple of months.
The rest of our placements were boys.
In fact, the little guy that is with us now. He was an emergency placement and came to us at 6 weeks old.
All I had were pink receiving blankets and pink bedding for babies.
He is now almost 18 months old. I had to buy all new things for him.
With that said, I highly recommend keeping the items you pick out gender-neutral.
As well as, I highly recommend getting night lights too.
The kids love them because it helps them to sleep better at night.
I also let them take them home when they reunify. It is something that they can keep with them and help them to transition better.
Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for growing your family in a magical way.
These kids need you! I wish you all the best!