Very Far Out-of-State Foster Care Caseworker: You are one of 14 families who have asked to be considered for the children. We have a staffing meeting scheduled where we will narrow it down to 6 families for the children. At that time, we'll show those 6 profiles to the teenager in the sibling group and see how he feels about the families. If you are matched, you'll have to pay the out-of-state court and agency fees up front in addition to travel and lodging and will only be reimbursed for a small portion of those costs at adoption finalization. Do you still want to move forward?
Me (inner monologue): 14 families?! BWAHAHAHAHA!!! There is NO WAY you all are going to choose US out of 14 families and, if you do, that's a flashing, neon sign from God!!
Me (actual e-mail response): If we are the only family matched with these children, we will make it work.
Y'all, that's funny, right there.