Tagged with Foster care

Adopted

My kids are my kids. It is official. The finalization was bizarre in the extreme. A new law in Nevada allowed us to call in to the hearing instead of traveling the eight hours it would take for the 15 minute hearing. So we finalized on the living room floor, three adults; the hubs and … Continue reading

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why I foster

  Why. It’s a good question. Even without a question mark. I’m introspective so I ask it a lot. I’m extroverted so then I answer. (That’s right, I can’t stop talking even when I’m the only one listening.) Right now, I’m asking it. Why do I. And here’s what I am answering to myself. Because. … Continue reading

it’s a pinocchio hippopotamus

Remember that joy I was talking about six bazillion years ago when I last posted? Some of that is coming up for us. We are going to be able to adopt DJ and Lala. Lots of things (read: paperwork, red tape, and transferring case stuff from one state to another) have to happen first but … Continue reading

to my kids who aren’t my kids

I’m joining Rachel’s linky party today by writing a Mother’s Day letter to my kids – well, to two of them anyway.  You’ll have to pretend for a bit that we’re in England though because it’s Mother’s Day a tad earlier on that side of the Atlantic – March 30 actually.  So, in honor, I’m writing this … Continue reading

looks who’s here!

I have been waiting approximately 672,645 days for this to happen so I could tell you… She is here!  Baby sister, full bio-sibling, and practical twin sister to our two-year-old almost son is here at last. This is as much of her as I can show you – cuz more than this is against the … Continue reading

open-booked coincidence?

Isn’t there a word for that thing that happens when you have something on your mind and it begins to seem like life is trying to tell you something because everywhere you go, everywhere you look, there are reminders?  Like, a million years ago when I was trying to get pregnant, everyone was pregnant.  Every … Continue reading

the system

I want to talk about foster care.  The system. An unnamed administrator in our state Child and Family Services Office thinks the foster care system is backwards and that the parents who abuse and/or neglect their children are the ones who should be removed from the home.  The children should stay there with a new, … Continue reading

standing in the circle

All better today from the angsty, angry post of two days past. These people are the reason why. They are teenagers in foster care at reality town with me.  I am the city manager, the military recruiter, the car dealer, the banker, and the home improver – depending on when you drop in.  They are … Continue reading

car shopping … take two

Mike Hale Acura in Murray, Utah.  Never, ever go there and be sure to tell them I didn’t send you.  After many car dealing shenanigans, we found a car there that I fell irrationally in love with.  Last night, we sealed the deal by putting down a deposit so we could buy it today.  Only. … Continue reading

suffer the children

Not your typical July 4th post – be warned. I’ve done hard things before.  Things that require patience, endurance, strength.  I’ve climbed things. I’ve conquered.  I can do stuff.  You don’t get 39 without doing hard things.  You just don’t.  But I took on a thing this week that has wiped me right out and … Continue reading