Wednesday, March 7, 2012

When one door closes another one opens

Well we finally got word today when little baby "E" will be leaving us. They said it could between now and April 13th. Its bittersweet because we are going to miss her terribly but we are so happy and excited for her to finally be with her forever family. I have always said everything happens for a reason. So I know in my heart it is meant to be this way. I know the Lord has a plan for us and there is a little sweet baby that will be meant to be with our family forever. I couldn't be more greatful for our family and friends and all the love and support they have gave us through our fostering journey so far.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spilling our feelings

Well like I expressed in our last post we were waiting to get in touch with the family that adopted her sibling that may adopt her. Well we finally did. They e-mailed us first then we e-mail all our feelings back and some pictures of us and her. They then called the next day. Deryck talked to the dad, He is was super nice. He just expressed how much they really want Baby "E". He said he felt like this is the Lords way of telling them she should be with them. He also expressed to us how he has been in our shoes before. It just really made us feel good to know they really want her. They are seriously the nicest people. They also told us they would love to keep in touch and give us pictures and updates on her :) So all in all Baby "E" will be leaving us soon. I just know this is whats meant to be. Not sure exactly when we are still wating for all the paperwork to go through so we can have more of an idea of when. We are just so happy for her. She will be going to a good family. But we will miss her dearly.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Our Journey to Becoming Foster Parents

We recently became foster parents. I figured I would start using my blog to share our journey. It was a long process. I want to say it took us a good 9 months to complete everything from classes to licensing to home studies. On Dec 17th we finally got the news that everything was completed and we were good to go to get a placement. We were beyond excited because we had waited so long. We got our first call the next day for a placement but had to turn it down. Then Monday Dec 19th I finally got in touch with a Placement coordinator that specializes in newborns and toddlers. He told me there was a little girl that was 4 days old in the hospital that needed placement. So we went to see her in the hospital the next day which would of been December 20th and decided to take placement so we brought her home that day. It has been such an emotional rollercoaster. From thinking we maybe able to adopt her to finding out she may get adopted by the family that had adopted her siblings. The family got approved for her to come. We are hoping to get a hold of them to share our feeling with them. But, we know she will most likely end up with her siblings. We are happy about that. But we will miss her dearly. But with the system anything can happen so we are still holding out hope.