The kids were 9,12 and 13. Which was out of the range we are looking to be placed with but it sounded very temporary.
We have four open beds on our license. And can have up to 3 kids in the one room and though not ideal, we could put another in the loft if we had to.
My understanding is that not a lot of foster homes can take more than 2 kids at a time in our area. We are only one of two foster homes in our town.
We firmly believe kids should be kept together if possible and so we are willing to take a group of kids. A child with siblings in care in our state is considered special needs simply because those kids are harder to place together. I would hate to take one child in and then have a sibling group placed separate. That would break my heart.
That being said though, it's been suggested we take two sets of kids to increase our chances of being able to adopt. And while I understand that is math, that's also double the appointments and court dates and providers and issues to deal with.
So for now I will answer the phone and wait until my kids find me. Because they will.