After much deliberation and protesting on my account, Hubby got into Auburn University and is starting his MBA (online) this fall. I felt like he needed to wait a little for his work load and family time to cool off but for his job future he felt there was no reason to wait. So here we go, he’s working full time (or more) and going to school full time as well. Luckily it is a program made for executives and the course load is figured around their jobs. Since hubby is in school he challenged me to start considering my future career path since Madeline will be in school full time next year. We both decided that more school for me would be a good option as well, so I applied to some schools this spring. I was accepted into Penn State and started today on my coursework to achieve my Masters in Public Administration. I am excited to learn more that I can apply to future positions advocating for children. Since I left CASA back in April I’ve had a lot of time to consider how I can best use my talents for the best of children. I have envisioned a nonprofit that expedites home studies for well-qualified families who are looking to foster/adopt older children. I know there are some around the country, mainly in larger cities, but this is a nonprofit that could be scale-able to grow from regional to national nonprofit. I envision no placement services, no matching services, just solely training and home study approval. Of course, there are plenty governmental and high-level changes that need to be made in foster care policy and regulations, along with penalties for counties that do not uphold these regulations. However I’m not in any kind of a position to work on this on a large scale yet!