Friday, March 4, 2011

Where have you been?

I haven't disappeared, I'm still here.  Wow, what a week and then some it has been!  Remember I mentioned that we were going to be foster parents?  Well, we are now!  The journey has been a long and interesting one.  We had taken the necessary classes last year from August to October 2010 (9 classes total).  We were told that the process takes about 4 to 6 months to be licensed, and boy they weren't kidding.  LOTS of paperwork, background checks, home inspections, and waiting.  Each time we thought the process was almost completed, there were more delays.

We had our final inspection about 2 weeks ago and the paperwork for our license was supposed to be mailed off.  More delays, our license agent had sickness in her family and the paperwork did not get sent.  When she got back in the office, she was going to send it, but then the next day she called and said she had a placement for us, but we weren't licensed yet.  She was going to fax our application over and get an emergency approval for the license if we would take these children.  It was a 10 month old and 3 year old. I thought, perfect!  I called Homestead Dad and he agreed to take them.  We were excited.  Later that afternoon, our license agent called back to say she had good and bad news.  Good news, our license went through and we were now official.  Bad news, the placement was through another agency, and the couple they had called first that had said no, called back to say yes they would now take the children.  Well, it must not have been meant to be.

And, lo and behold, within a few days we got another call.  It is a fairly long story, but we ended up with two boys, age 9 and 10.  They are out of our preferred age range for a sibling group since they don't have any younger siblings, but our hearts were tugged.  It has worked out fairly well, but has been a challenge at the same time.  They are very active boys so I am adjusting to 3 rambunctious boys now instead of just one, LOL!!  There have been a lot of problems with getting records and medical records needed for the medicines that we are dealing with, so I have been on the phone a LOT and missed work and sleep with everything going on.  I have just not had the time or energy to blog.  I have missed it and hope to get back in the swing quickly.

I will post more updates on our foster parenting adventure in the future.  God is good and we are just so blessed.

What are you thanking God for today?

Photo courtesy AKphotos at stockxchg.com

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Post! Today I Thank God for the health of my family! I’m a new follower Happy Sunday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you Heavenly Savings! I will check out your blog.

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  3. Ho fabulous that you are opening your home and hearts to these two boys. I have a friend who did foster care and eventually adopted one of the little boys she cared for.

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  4. that it's Sunday! following you from blog hop on gfc/ etc. just wanting to help a fellow christian out. Please follow back at www.simplyshopandsave.ca

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  5. Hello, new follower from Say Hi Sunday hop...have a great week! Sue
    www.fingerclicksaver.com

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  6. Thank you Adventurer. Mrs. Shopper and Susan, Thank you for stopping by! I am now following both of you.

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  7. I am glad you were able to get everything worked out. I know those boys will be blessed to be in your home, as you will be blessed to have them.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  8. What a wonderful blessing! I know that they are out of your preferred age range but you will be so happy. This is a critical time to teach them things that they will need as young adults.

    I'm following you back -- and happy I am!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Prayers for you during this journey.

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  10. Hi! Thanks for sharing! I'm following from the Monday hop! I'd love for you to come visit me over at www.kortneyskrazylife.com! Have a great week! :)

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  11. Thanks Lynda, Carli and Kortney (I am now following you too and am also very interested in learning more about gluten free).

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  12. Wow! That is so great. May God bless you as you are there for children in need. That is wonderful

    Thanks for coming by my blog and following. I am now your newest follower.

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  13. That's so exciting. God bless you, and your home. I found you through the blog hop, I'm glad I did. This post warmed my heart. My boys are 10.. it gets a little crazy, but it's good.

    I'm following, if you want to follow back, my blog is at http://homeschoolblogger.com/brindamorr/

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