You know, I have had times when I was like, "I WILL become a CASA!"
It sounds kinda great, especially after being in many situations where I felt totally helpless when it came to court and my foster kids.
My concerns are:
How much time it will take to train to become a CASA. I am not sure if I am exaggerating it in my head, but I feel like I probably wouldn't have enough time right now. I will have to look into that.
Also, I have heard about a few not so good CASAs and how much the foster parents don't like them. I worry that I might find myself in a situation like that. What if they don't like me? At least one party won't, most likely, because you will be on a "side".
I am not sure that I can be impartial. I feel like I might think that every bio needs their rights terminated because I have been a foster parent. But, on the flip side, what if I am too sympathetic to the bios? Even in my own children's cases I would tend to make excuses for them.
I know the goal is to be on the side of the child. I think I could do that. Perhaps I would need to be a CASA to an older child so they could tell me what THEY want...even though that could come with its own set of issues if I don't agree with them....