It seems that getting a twin size bed or two is the most common need of new foster parents. Part of the process of becoming foster parents is having the room set up and ready to accept a child in foster care. While a desk and dresser are important, the bed is the focus.
Valuing children who arrive in a foster home is important. Because of this it is nice to start fostering with new or gently used furniture. So as Cornerstone’s foster parents grow in number we will be asking for more and more new and gently used beds and mattresses.
There are several foster parent forums I have read that discuss the difference between twin beds and toddler beds. The advantage of toddler beds is they require less space in a room, they are lower to the ground and you can use the same mattress as a crib. The disadvantage is the limitation of the size of the child using the bed.
So, as I have been thinking through this need I want to put out a challenge to the carpenters in our community. How hard would it be to make nice twin size bed frames that could easily be stored until they are needed? What about a toddler bed that could also be stored until needed?
In the mean time, we are in need of a new or gently used twin bed for a foster family going through certification. If you can fill this need send me an email or call/text the foster care message line at 334-663-1772.
Here is a suggestion of the type bed that can be made by the right gifted carpenter… Click Here!