"I don’t want to choose between keeping my job and being a foster parent.

We have a 7 month old baby in our care, who is important to our family. I work part time and my husband owns a construction business, so we need daycare to be able to continue our work without trying to rely on family or friends. As foster parents, this is a huge challenge!

I have used the same daycare for the past 12 years as a foster parent, but recently learned they will no longer be taking state payments.

Daycares that do accept foster children are few and far between and ones that have openings are even fewer. This greatly impacts me as a foster parent as it means that I will no longer be able to take in younger children that need childcare. "