We are in the process of transferring our foster care license from the county to the state. It's a long story, but the short version is that for now we are only interested in growing our family through adoption. It does not mean we are done fostering forever. It does not mean that we think everyone should stop being foster parents or no one should consider doing it - it is a much needed and beautiful experience! If you want to hear more (you know I'm always happy to talk foster care and adoption!), feel free to contact me (in person, email, comment, etc...) Anyhoo - here we are. Waiting. =) A necessary step in the process, I guess!
In other news - some friends just brought home their forever baby!!! So amazingly excited for them - it's not my story to tell, but they have been through a lot of heartache and even in their joy, I'm sure they are still processing some grief. It's a blessing that they are willing to share their journey w/us and everyone around them. Please pray for them as they spend these first days together, allowing God to unite them in a way that DNA can't! Thank you!
We've been hearing good news for others who have been granted TPR and are headed for adoption, families who are building relationships w/their foster placements and friends who are soon to deliver babies of their own!! Very exciting =) I am so thankful I can share in other's joy at a time when I am trying hard not to focus on the boring part of waiting! This time serves a purpose though, I know that...getting a lot done around the house! Well, not right now, per se, but....you know what I mean...
To all my friends in foster care - I see you. I see how you are working every day in a crazy system, just to make a difference in your community. I see you, the gallons and gallons of love overflowing from your tiny cup, how it never stops and how so few people pour their love into you. I see you. I love you. I am cheering for you, standing behind you and praying for you!!