One of my relatives might end up being forced to place her child in foster care or something (she may be in jail when the baby is born). I already offered to care for her baby if that were the case and she thanked me for it (but since her court appearance isn't for several weeks she doesn't even want to think about this). Does anyone here know how this would work? If she is in jail when the baby is born does the child have to go into foster care? Does she have any right to have someone watch her child that isn't an approved foster parent? Does what she want matter at all in this case?
I have always wanted to be a foster mom but was planing on waiting until we had a bigger place to live. Should I get to work at becoming a foster parent? We only have a two bedroom home right now and already have two children. I see that as a problem but it is possible that our family would help us to be able to rent this place out and live somewhere else if necessary if that meant we could take care of the baby.