Tag Archives: foster care

deep waters

I’ve been thinking for a couple of months now how to put our foster experiences into words; how to do them justice. We have had such wonderful dealings with caseworkers and children and birth parents since we started a year … Continue reading

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adoption decisions

I was reading a blog recently where an adoptive mom of eight just announced another adoption of two.  There has been some backlash from her circle of influence. She feels the questioning and finger pointing already beginning. And I take … Continue reading

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most uncool update ever

I don’t have any fun pictures. I don’t have anything very clever to say. I just feel like a big loser (and not in a good way) for not posting for so long. What has happened to me? I would … Continue reading

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day seven update

Our initial growing pains seem to be subsiding. Thank goodness. I haven’t cried since Monday…that’s a very good sign. I know we will have more in the future, but the new children are blending into our routines very well–better than … Continue reading

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ten more days

The TEN DAY countdown is on. A clarification to my adoption buddies: this is a referral out of the foster care system, here in Nevada. We are not completely sure of all the details…much like an international adoption referral. We will … Continue reading

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the land of might

Two weeks from now is coming fast, It could be almost real. My quest for you is maybe done, I wonder how I”ll feel. I might be crying happy tears, I might be really sad. I might be full of … Continue reading

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the waiting game

As I wait and wait and wait, here is what I want my children to know: *We are so excited for you to join our family. *Your brothers and sisters have been planning your arrival for some time now. *They … Continue reading

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foster beginnings

I am oddly at peace since plucking out my last adoption post. Most of that peace came yesterday. We had yet to receive any placement phone calls since being licensed for foster care. And then yesterday, all of a sudden, … Continue reading

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arms wide shut

I had an “it’s not fair” week, last week. The infertility kind. Lots of crying. Lots of, “I don’t want any more kids.” Lots of angst and hostility toward my uterus. It was a pretty crappy week. In fact, if … Continue reading

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