We received an email from our resource person this week. This is sort of how it went. I’ve deleted the caseworker’s name and blocked the kids’ names for privacy. I also took a few things out that were a little more private–but this is the “just” of it. I’m trying not to be excited just yet. I’m failing miserably. Melinda and Corey, The case manager … Continue reading Quite Possibly the Most Exciting Email of My Life (So Far…)
We received our finalization tonight! We are signed, certified, approved, and bona fide. We have to have a meeting with a representative at DFCS regarding reimbursement and per diem fees, but after that we could get a call at any time. It’s almost surreal. Looking back, I can’t even believe I held out for so long. I guess I’m getting more patient in my old … Continue reading I Just May Fall Over Dead Tonight.
pa·tience [pey-shuh ns] –noun 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner. 3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience. ———————————————————————————————— It’s with a heavy … Continue reading Let Us Define Patience. WARNING: FULL ON RANT BELOW.
Wow. So much has happened since the last post. Corey and I have had some serious ups and downs in the last couple of months, that’s for sure. We WERE assigned a narrative. FINALLY. She said that the delay was funding. I’m sure that was some of it. I’m also sure there were other reasons as well.…. We were assigned Dorothy Blocker as the person to … Continue reading UPDATE! (I’ll be better about this, I promise.)
Yesterday we received a text message from my friend who has the pregnant cousin considering adoption. Apparently abortion is completely out of the question. This is, of course, great news. Not only for us but for everyone involved. No matter what happens in the end, I’m glad that she ruled this out. The mother is “dead set” (in my friends words) on going to college … Continue reading Wishing and Hoping and Thinking and Praying.
July is the month that we will FINALLY have everything together. We are nearly there. I have a final appointment on the 15th of this month to have my drug screen completed. Once this is done, I believe we are done with the 483290842309 pages of initial paperwork. We then have to make an appointment with “Matilda” to do our interview portion of the homestudy. … Continue reading July.
We’ve decided to not inquire about any other children until we see what happens with the foster care situation. This is all so crazy…. Our CW emailed us back stating that there have been some issues with the little girl we were asking about and she’s not eligible right now. She let us know that the little boy has some behavioral issues which she can … Continue reading Waiting Game
Corey and I attended a meeting last Thursday with DFCS regarding the adoption and foster care orientation process. The entire meeting lasted around two hours. There are several teenagers awaiting families that have been stuck in the system for most of their lives. My heart aches for them. And it takes a special person / family to be able to make a place for a teenager into … Continue reading Baby Update / DFCS Orientation Meeting
What a flipping whirlwind of emotions this has all been and unfortunately it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better. But I’m not going to regret one second of it in the end. I’m tired and my nerves are completely frazzled, but when this is all said and done and we are holding our precious son in our arms…it will be more than … Continue reading Slacker with a Reason