Saturday, May 16, 2009

So, Andy and I modified our adoption license. From JUST adoption, to Foster/Adopt. We had ANOTHER state visit and inspection yesterday. They asked about us doing reunification work, and I just don't think I have that in me. I have followed many of your blogs, the ones that so nobly do reunification fostering, and I just don't see how I can watch them leave. Many will return again to the system. This I will think long and hard about.

So, at this point we will foster to adopt. Or do long term fostering. Cases that point toward TPR. This, again, is no guarantee. I do feel that this will give us a better chance of finding the right fit.

It will be three weeks before we will have our license to start, and who knows from there. You think that you will get your license...and the following day....have a placement. NOPE!

It is a long process.

We are anxious to be able to start this journey. I think that it is something that I am meant to do, and I am excited!


Ours said...

good luck on your foster/adopt journey.
we have been foster parents for about 7 years+ exciting journey, full of emotions, but worth the ride.

obladi oblada said...

Oh, it is a long process, for sure. Im pulling for you!! I hope that you get a placement soon.

Nelly said...

I wish you luck!!!! we did the same. Foster to adopt. We adopted our first placement.

Mrs. Firecracker said...

Good luck. I hope the process speeds up and you get a placement soon.