Since announcing we have applied to be foster carers, someone has already come up to see if we would be willing to take on a 15yr old and a 17yr old (they are not associated with DOCS, just someone we know who knows these kids). Now I am open to this but I am not sure: for one thing they would be barely 3 years younger than I am!
But in saying that, I am willing to consider it, even for a couple of weeks. These kids need my help and if it helps prevent a possible abusive situation, then I am willing for a 3 week trial period. If it doesn't work out, then we would ask DOCS to place them in other foster homes. But we shall see.....I am yet to meet them etc.