Hey all! If you’re following my husband and I through this journey I figure I give you a heads up of all the acronyms we will be using. I know that things are about to pick up, which is super exciting and super scary all at once. Continue reading “Acronyms of the Fostering World”
It is no secret that when you foster or adopt there is a rigorous plan laid out before you to ensure the safety of the child. While I can appreciate and respect that it doesn’t change the fact that the rules of being a licensed parent versus a birth parent is vastly different.
As a foster parent we’ve had to jump through the fire, so to speak. From putting a lock on our stove to anchoring furniture it’s been interesting days in the Flores hale*. Continue reading “In Case Of Emergency”
Sometimes, sometimes when you least expect it the pain of all the losses just hit you. You can be doing things to move on, doing things to heal and then it hits. It is like a tsunami wave of sorrow hitting you in the gut, taking the wind completely out of your sails. And when this happens, the only way I know how to take another breath is by letting my soul feel. Continue reading “And Then, It Hits”
My Dear Sweet Child,
I’ve been so busy with the excitement of adopting that I’ve not stopped to think about all of the littles we get the pleasure of loving for a short time. All the littles, like you, who we get to share laughter and tears with, growing pains and reaching milestones with. Continue reading “To My Future Foster Child”
On March 31 our licensor moved on from her current position to a position that better suited her life. I can’t blame her for I understand the need as I’ve done the same many times including quite recently. In fact, the same day as she. But, with her change also comes change for us. Continue reading “Fostering: The Continuous Adaption to Change”
Many couples who I know who have struggled with infertility issues found themselves pregnant during or after they have adopted. While I don’t believe adopting makes you more fertile the thought that pregnancy could happen during this process, well I’m gonna be honest and tell you that idea scares me.
Making the decision to foster or even adopt was a journey for my husband and I. We knew that there are children out there that needed a loving home and amazing parents. We also knew that our hearts were broken. We can’t provide a stable and loving home to littles if we couldn’t accept the healing that God was offering. Continue reading “Adapting to Adopting”
Sometimes I’ll sit in my rocker looking around the nursery. It’s almost complete. I need to find the time to pick up the crib. I look at the picture I bought for Jax that is now a prayer request for any little that lays their head in the crib. Then it hits me. The longing for a child. The child I will never get to feel grow within me. Continue reading “Fostering Love Through the Longing”
Lately I’ve not been sleeping much. I woke up this morning with visible dark circles under my eyes which forced me to put on makeup that I didn’t have a lot of time to put on. But, today was a special day. Today we got to celebrate the kiddos that have helped bring me back to life and there wasn’t anything that was gonna stop me from looking my Ms. Pearls best for them. Continue reading “Foster to Adopt: Belonging”
We got our letter from our licensor today. I was soooo happy to see it even if she called me on Friday to introduce herself. She explained her process to us. Asked a bunch of questions. Allowed me to ask as bunch of questions. Told me what the game plan was. It felt like we had someone on our side. Continue reading “Adoption More Of The Same”