I am so far behind trying to get everything done for Brooke's party while my house is being tore apart and put back together (we have a crew here adding insulation and fixing things). So to pacify until I can post my letter to Brooke here's a couple of pics...
Brooke today before school, b-day crown and all :-)
I am a biological, adoptive and former foster mom (for 8 yrs) all rolled into one. This is a place for me to journal/scrapbook the happenings in our life. We are currently adjusting to our new normal after adding three new little ones to our family in Sept. 2012 though adoption from the foster system.
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Sept. 10, 2012 - We brought our new little ones home!! We are a family of SEVEN!!
Sept. 8 & 9, 2012 - More visits with the kids in their town.
Sept. 1-3 - We will visit with the kids in their town.
August 28, 2012 - We read the files and met the kids!
August 9, 2012 - BIS - we were chosen as the family for the 5, 3 and 2 yr. olds!
July 28, 2012 - We were presented with a profile for a 5 yr. old gir, 3 yr. old boy and 2 yr. old boy. Infant boy if his case goes that way.
March 16, 2012 - Judge ruled to leave the kids with foster mom - failed placement for us :(
Nov. 22, 2011 - Learned that fostermom was appealing decision. Have to wait for trial/hearing to find out if we will indeed get kids or not :(
Oct. 28, 2011 - We were chosen in a BIS for three children!! B (4), G (3), B (1).
July 2011 - Spent the past year submitting our homestudy on MANY children. We were disappointed time and again when the foster parents or a relative would decide last minute that they were indeed interested in adoption. Completed our homestudy update for this year...now to find OUR child(ren)!!
June 10, 2010 - Recieved the rough draft of our homestudy update for review.
May 13, 2010 - Got our first profile.
Dec. 9, 2009 - Rec'd packet from adoption agency.
Nov. 25, 2009 - Saw a sibling group of three little girls on a waiting childrens site that we felt a connection with.
Aug. 2009 - Decided not to renew our foster licence but instead look into adopting a child/ren with parental rights already terminated.