By Aubriana Pierre. Kids Room. Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 16:59:18 PM.
You may have an idea of what ages and genders you are willing to say yes to, but understand that the “perfect situation” is probably not going to happen. It might happen on your first placement, if the agency is trying to please you, but it probably will not happen every single time they call you.
Clothing Storage – Some states require a room to have a closet to be counted as a bedroom. However, sometimes you can add a portable closet, wardrobe or large dresser. Be sure to check your state requirements.
When a person decides to become a foster parent, they often wonder the best way of setting up a bedroom for foster care. Waiting for the call is tough, and shopping and painting and all the decorating can be a fun way to pass the time. As tempting as it is to go overboard, my biggest advice is not to go overboard. I know how cute everything looks in a store when you’re bored. But who knows if you’ll ever have a placement during the summer who fits in 2t clothing and loves frilly dresses the way you love that adorable sleeveless thing you just saw on Etsy. Go minimal. You can always buy more specific things later when a placement arrives.
We’ve made recommendations for decorating an older foster child’s bedroom on the blog before and this post is worth reading if you know you’ll be caring for a child within this age group. Many of the points covered in this earlier article will apply whatever age the children are too. So, just to recap – selecting neutral colours for the walls will mean that the room doesn’t feel stereotyped. To allow for personalisation you could fit panels that can be painted and repainted according to children’s tastes, put pin boards on the walls for attaching photos or posters and you could even consider using chalk paint on a section of the room where young children can draw directly on the walls. As you get to know the child you can start adding personalised touches that make the space more their own – this could include peelable wall stickers with themed bedding and their toys.
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