It's been a year since I last wrote. So much has happened! Way too much to put here, but suffice to say it has been crazy. Our oldest has headed off to boot camp for the Marines, he'll be in the reserves. The other kids are 9, 7, 6, 4, 2.
Maybe I'll have time to catch up on stuff later, though I'm feeling a little weird about posting too much online. It's scary out there in the internets!
I'm writing because our journey in Foster Care Land might not be over, like we sort of thought that it was! Let me explain.
In January 2016 hubby's brother and brother's girlfriend had their son taken into foster care. They didn't tell anyone, and their son was with a foster parent (a stranger, no one in the family) for 3 months until hubby's mom found out. She contacted the state and was able to be the foster parent for the little boy. Brother and his girlfriend got straightened out, and got him back about 9 months later.
Well, I got a call on Friday that C & Y are definitely going to go live with their aunt. Which means, obviously, that they are not going to be living with us. :(
So now we are looking at getting the 1 year old and the 11 year old, and maybe the 2 year old sibling as well. I know the 1 and 11 year olds are boys, not sure if the 2 year old is a boy or a girl. I'm thinking it might be kind of nice to have a little girl...then I remember some of the girls we've done respite for and they were WAY worse than the boys. So maybe not. :)
The plan right now is that we are going to start doing some respite for the 2 boys, then if all goes well they will be moving in soon I think. Their current foster mom has a daughter getting married this summer and is also expecting her first grandchild, and is thinking she just won't have time to do the foster care thing. So that's why these kids would be coming to stay with us.
I'm a little concerned about having a 1 year old. I hav…
The state got back to me (sort of). They said they could ask bio dad if they could share his info with me, but not actually tell him who I was. They did say that a) he is currently the placement for his youngest child and b) that he is doing very well, and will get full custody of him soon.
What the h e double hockey sticks is going on here!?!?!
So, just waiting to see if he will allow the state to share information with us. This is just getting plain out crazy.
I don't know if/when we'd ever want to meet up with him, or if he would want to meet up with us, or if anything at all will come of this. But this is starting to feel like something out of the twilight zone. My personal comfort zone with this kind of thing is tiny (VERY TINY) given the history of him that we know...however, people can and do change...it's just very hard to believe. I may have been fed a bunch of bad information, I don't know. Ugh. I am wasting so much time trying to find more information a…