Thursday, January 17, 2013

Feeling Kind of Sad

Today we are feeling kind of sad. Early in December we submitted our homestudy for a couple of sibling groups that were foster to adopt. We assumed we hadn't been chosen because it had been so long since we had submitted for them. However, we got a phone call on Monday afternoon saying that we had been chosen as one of three families for a sibling group of three and that the case would be staffed today. We have never been chosen as one of the families before and this brought excitement/nervousness. Three kids! Could we really do three kids! The answer was still yes and we moved forward with making a life book to tell about us. Today the children's CPS workers, CASA workers, lawyer, and current foster families had a phone conference with our social worker and the social worker for the other two families that had been chosen. Ultimately our family wasn't chosen for these three little ones. I'm glad that we had the opportunity to follow God's plan and see it play out the way He wants it to, but a saddened that we weren't the family chosen for these three precious children.

We are continuing to submit our homestudy for legal risk or foster to adopt children only. Hopefully one day soon we will have some forever children living in our home.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Foster Care Update

I haven't talked about our foster care journey in a while and decided it was time for an update. We haven't had children in our home since October and those were only here for two weeks. We have submitted our homestudy for multiple foster to adopt or legal risk placements in the past few months but weren't the ones chosen for those children. We have decided that for now we are mostly only going to consider foster to adopt or legal risk placements. However if our agency calls with an emergency placement and we feel led by God to accept it we will. We started the foster care journey with the hope to adopt one day. We aren't done with foster care, not by a long shot. We are in a place in our lives where God is leading us to adopt to expend our forever family. We will return to fostering. Fostering emergency placements has been an enormous blessing to us and we will do it again in the future.