No, I definitely don't think you're overreacting! I'm not even a nurse yet but I am very offended by what this woman said to you about nurses! It's a good thing I wasn't there or I would have given her a piece of my mind! :angryfire
Why would you want to become a foster mom and go through all the difficulties involved in caring for a special needs child if you were only doing it for the money? I do believe that there are some people out there who foster children mainly for the extra money, but you definitely don't sound like one of them!!!
I'm working as a nanny right now, until I start nursing school
next year.... and let me tell you, if someone told me that most nannies beat and shake babies and start affairs with dads, etc... I would be very offended!
I hope you get to foster a child and give him or her all the love your heart can hold, and try not to let this woman's uneducated ramblings get to you!
Hugs to you and your family!