My husband and I became licensed foster/adoptive parents earlier this year. We’ve had two meetings with an eleven-year old boy who needs a foster family and is available for adoption. So far, everything has gone smoothly and we’ve gotten along, but I don’t feel like we’ve really gotten to know each other very well.
This weekend we’re having an overnight visit and after this visit, we’re both (my husband and I, and the child) supposed to decide if we think it’s a good fit.
I need some advice on how to get to know this kid a little better, and for him to know us a little better, before making a decision of this magnitude. Once we say yes, the state’s goal for him becomes adoption and he’ll live with us for 6 months before we’re able to adopt.