My husband and I are foster parents, with the goal of adopting. When we began the process 18 months ago, we’d been married a year. We both had a particular heart for older children, knowing that, as children get older, they are much more difficult to place in adoptive homes. (See infographic on next page.) So for us, first becoming foster parents with the hope of eventually adopting children made sense. But like most people, we didn’t really know a lot about foster care. We knew we wanted to do it, but without really understanding what that meant. Over the past year and a half, we’ve learned a lot.