Friday, October 22, 2010


So, as it normally works at my agency, Kellen's adoption worker never got back to me.  She's a nice lady but all the workers there aren't really worried about doing anything besides what they have to.  Take that how you will.  I bumped into her a few more times and eventually she gave me the name of the supervisor of the adoption dept. and told me that would probably be the person to contact.

So, I called the supervisor and left a message.

No phone call back.

So, I called again the next week.  And left a message "Hi this is *insert my name here*, we are a foster family with your agency and want to get an adoptive home study done.  Please call me at a time that is convenient for you."

No phone call back.

I call later that week and leave a message.

No phone call back.

I call again and leave the same nice message.

And, I finally get a call back.

I told her that we are a foster family for this agency and that we would like to get an adoptive home study done because when you want to find out about kids on M.A.R.E. you have to have a home study done and I had a sibling group I was interested in.

She was nice and then went on to tell me that because the sib group I was looking at was young and didn't have many issues that there probably was a huge pile of home-studies already sitting on their worker's desk to go thru...BUT...


"I have a little 18 month old boy named Joseph that I am looking for a family for.  We had him matched up but then someone higher up decided that family had too many kids and couldn't adopt anymore.  Joseph is a cutie, I would take him home if I could, but anyway, do you think you would be interested?"

And from there she described his story and something kept sounding familiar.  Then I realized a girl friend of mine who adopted her little girl through my agency had emailed me months ago telling me about a little boy they had been asked to adopt and decided not to.  Yes, this same little boy that I had called about months ago and never gotten a response was the same little boy that now was getting "offered" to me.

We set up a time for the supervisor to some out to our house to turn our foster home study into a adoptive home study.

We got finger printed.  Again.

We got our physicals done.  Again.

Had our foster care license re-newed.  Again.

Also, the supervisor gave me the phone number of Joseph's current foster mom.  So, I waited until the evening and called her.  Boy is this lady a foster care HERO.  She takes in the hard cases and gives these babies a chance to HEAL.  When Joseph was born he weighed 1 lb 13 oz.  He was in the hospital for 3 months, with his bio family for 2 months and then came to his current foster mom when he was 5 months old and has been with her ever since.
She has taken him to all the doctor appts and visits.  Dealt with his bio family and taken care of him just like a mommy would.  I have talked to her every week for at least 4 weeks and I have fallen in love with her heart and fostering style!  She has been in it for so long she is a "let's get this done" kinda lady and I love it!

Anyway, we finally got to meet Joseph on Wednesday, and I'll tell you about that later.


Our Journey said...

How exciting!!! It's amazing how God orchestrated that all :) Congrats!

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His Hands His Feet Today said...

Aw! Yeah!!!! He's so cute :) I can't wait to meet him in person!!!

Diane said...

Sounds totally awesome! I'm waiting for the rest of the story!

Kelli said...

So cool!!

Ashley said...

He is so cute!!! This is so sweet and exciting! :)

Maggie said...

So exciting!

the johnson crew said...

very cool

Kateri said...

Oh my word,'s Saturday and I'm back for the rest of the story. Where is it??? Don't act like you're busy or something! Can't wait to here more!!!!

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

So incredibly exciting!!! Amazing how God works things out:) After completing our kinship adoptive home study and the judge did not place our great niece with us for adoption and we decided to foster.....we became a foster adopt home just in case God leads that child to our home and we will not have to redo home studies. Can't wait to hear how it all unfolds......