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Many of you bees have already heard me reference the fact Darling Husband and I are foster parents and have adopted 2 children. We recently had a foster child that we fully planned to adopt after 1.5 years we realized we just couldn’t give him the help he needs. He has Reactive attachment disorder, Oposistional defiant disorder, ADHD, and Bipolar. His therepist suggested he go to an extensive therepy center so we made the tough choice to send him to the therepy center. He will be there 6 months and hopefully he will get the help he needs. It was also suggested he be adopted by a family with no other children so we will not be his forever home.
With all that said we fully planned to take a break from fostering until yesterday………
We get a call about a 12 year old girl up for adoption. I was really excited and we started talking with her case worker. After speaking with everyone and her therepist it was decided she would go to a different home with less kids (she has some sexual abuse issues she is working threw). Bummer I was really dissapointed.
Today we got a call for possibly getting a baby on Monday. It will be alot of work but I’m actually really excited. I have babysat this baby before as a back up babysitter. She is 3 months old and would be 9 months when our LO is born. We won’t know for sure until Sunday night if we are going to get her or not but I’m really hoping we do. It is really scary to think about having a baby right now but I’m really excited about getting a chance to help this little girl. Her Mom is doing good and they are hoping that she will be able to get her back. I really hope I can help facilitate that. I have so many mixed emotions about this but I’m very excited and I’m hoping we get her.
Post # 3
I think you are such an inspirational person and will be a fantastic role model for all the kids you foster, and for your own bundle of joy!
Post # 4
@abbie017: This. Couldn’t have put it better myself.
Post # 5
Bless you, for doing what you do.
Post # 6
Great job! That baby will be lucky to have you! How long do you think you will have her for?
Post # 7
It’s great to know that there are people like you out there. Please keep us updated!
Post # 8
I think that is wonderful!
Post # 9
You’re awesome! Adopting is something I’ve always wanted to do. Sounds like this baby will be very lucky!
Post # 11
I remember that thread! I am glad that you got the little boy the he needed. You guys really are so amazing about helping kids. 🙂 congrats on you LO’s and please update us!
Post # 12
You are such a wonderful woman. You so easily put the needs of others ahead of your own and are one to be admired.
I hope that you are able to foster this little girl and eventually reunite her with her mother.
Post # 13
@MarryMeTiffany: i just looked for this post in like 6 different pages ! i was gonna start a thread looking for you. haha. whats the update ? you getting that foster baby ?
Post # 14
I work in pediatrics and all of the amazing foster parents we see on a daily basis have made me want to be a foster parents. Their love, decication, compassion and generosity have been so inspiration as are you! I haven’t brought this up to Darling Husband yet… I will cross my fingers that you get this baby! =)