Thursday, February 28, 2013

Facebook.



I decided to make a facebook page.

I'm better about updating there now that I am covered in kids all day.

Join me?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Steps.

One of my "new" kids is a two yr old little girl.  She looks like my Sabrina from behind when Sabrina  was two.

Anyway, she is starting to treat me like mom.  She is starting to act like I'm her mom.


It's awesome.



Her bio sister who is four yrs old is now missing her old foster family.  She says she likes us all the same, as in, she likes us as much as the old foster family.

I think I will take that as a compliment even though it doesn't feel like one.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sister. Via, the Internet.

Have you seen what is going on over at http://fosterhood.tumblr.com
?????????


I check her blog Every. Day.


You should too, and read all the past posts.


Anyway, she just got handed a newborn adoptable baby!!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Search.

Spent a few minutes tonight searching the Internet for two sisters that we fostered for 5 months.

I miss them.

I wish their mom had Facebook.

Or that they were up for adoption on a website.

Or something.

Wish I could fine them.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Adoption.

Paperwork is moving.  It looks like we will probably be able to finalize the baby with the other three, but only because the other three's case is taking longer than expected.

We basically had three months added onto this wait because the social worker at our agency didn't file the financial papers for our newest son when he should have.  He took forever to do it.

He is also the one who just quit.

Awesome.


Things are still moving, just slowed than I thought.  They are hoping to get consent back by early March and substity is submitted already.


It will be so awesome and so weird when this is over!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

It just isn't easy.

 "I can't see the end of the road, but here is the great part: Courage is not about knowing the path. It is about taking the first step. It is about Peter getting out of the boat, stepping out onto the water with complete faith that Jesus will not let him drown.” 

-Katie Davis


To every single one of you that is raising a child from "hard places",

God will not let us drown.

Not me.

Not you.

Not ever.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This is not fair.

Yesterday I showed my newest 4 year old daughter a pic of her bio dad who she hasn't seen in around 9 months.

She happily exclaimed "Daddy!"


She has never really talked about him and I was curious if she remembered him.


Well, that was yesterday.


Today she did whatever she wanted (which didnt include listening to anything i had to say) lied and peed her pants.


Yeah.


So, after the peeing and lying I sat down with this little person while she was crying because she was on her way to bed for lying.


I asked her if she had been thinking abou him.  She said yes.  I asked, "what have you been thinking about him?"  She said, "I want to go to his house."  The long and short of it was that she misses him and would basically like to have a play date with him.


It is no fun to tell a 4 yr old the "home" she remembers doesn't exist anymore.  He doesn't live there, he doesn't have a house and he is not interested in being a dad right now.

I always tell her that they love her even if they chose not to do what they needed to to get the kids back.

The only thing I have come up with is offering to pray with the kids every night for their bio parents, by name.


This makes them feel better and they seem happy with it.

As we prayed tonight the tears went away and I think tomorrow will be better.


It is hard to know what these kids needs.  They remember so many things that I have no idea about.  I didn't do everything perfectly, but we are working on it as a family.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweet Baby.

Two people may have "given up" on you today, but soon, very very soon, two of the most stubborn people in the world will sign papers saying we will never ever ever give up on you.

You are a gift.

It's over.

Dad signed over his rights.


Mom never showed up s they terminated on her.


I am so thankful that it is over.

Termination.

So far it looks like dad is signing over his rights to our newest baby.

And, unless she showed up quite late, mom is a no show.


I am so waiting for those words...

She is legally free.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You won!

Holly!  You are the winner!

Today has been interesting....in all the not so good ways.  Everything is fine with the case. Lets just say I got a call from the school about our newest son.


Uggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fast.

This Wednesday is my tiny baby's TPR trial.

I can't wait for it to be over.

I can't wait for these adoptions to be done.

Seriously.

That will be awesome.


If you want to enter my give a way in the post below go for it.  I will end it on Monday night and pick a winner Tuesday.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

200 give a way.

Sorry, it's been a long day.

Ok, let's get this started.


Here is what we are going to do.  I am going to list 3 things that might have happened today.  You have to guess which of the 3 really happened today.  Everyone who guesses correctly will get their name thrown in a hat and I will pick a winner.


Here are the things that may or may not have happened.


1.  I had to clean poop up off the floor literally 1 minute after getting out of bed.

2.  My newest son wore his sister's skinny jeans to school on accident.

3.  I said, "please don't lick my foot."


You pick from those options:


A.  Only 1 and 3 are true

B.  Only 2 and 3 are true

C.  All of the above



Leave your answer in the comments.  Good luck!!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

200.

That feels better.  


Ok, so....what hoop to have you jump though to enter the give a way....





hovering.

I love that I am stuck at 199 followers.

Honestly.

It is cracking me up :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Workers.

Today I got a call from the new baby's new worker.  The work she had for the past month and half has changed positions and let me know at her last home visit that we would be getting a new worker and gave me the new worker's number.


Today I got another phone call from our agency (the new baby only has a DHS worker).  It was my sib group of three's worker's supervisor.  She was calling to let me know that their worker, after 3 months, had quit.  She started the conversation with, "as I am sure he already told you..." And 8 was like...um no.  I had no idea.  She also told me she has no idea when we will be assigned a new worker and ...yeah.

I just told her that we are fine and to not worry about us.  At this point the foster care stuff is just maintenance.  The only thing I care about is how the adoption stuff is going and I talk with the adoption worker plenty.

So, to sum things up, we have an almost two month old that is on worker number two already and a case that is three months old that we now have no worker for?  Nice.


Hey!  Lets play a game!  How many workers have you gone thru in your current case?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Band aids.

Today the girls got into the cabinet in our half bath, found all of my pads, and then used them as band aids (i guess?) on their dolls.

Thanks guys.