Re: We feel called to adopt but have no idea what we're doing ...
Young, fairly healthy kids not bring adopted by their foster parents just doesn't happen here. I mean, it must, but is so very rare. All the foster homes taking in littles want to adopt or are at least open to it. It isn't that way in all places though. We don't get a whole lot of info initially, but there's usually enough to see if it will be long or short term. Course it doesn't necessarily go that way. None of mine have had surprise endings, but they moved on some things quicker than expected. I don't mind short term placements, but they know we really want the ones with a chance at adoption in the end. Our current one does, but they look at family and siblings HARD here so not holding my breath.
A SAHM to four long out of diapers (all used cloth for all or part of their diapering years) and a baby girl currently in cloth part time.