Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Placement Called!!!!

Placement called today at 2:00. They asked if we would be willing to take in a 19 month old boy. My DH works from home so we both got to hear his background information. My husband was nodding yes to me while I was talking. I told our placement coordinator I would call her back in a few minutes with an answer. Basically I hung up the phone asked my DH if he was ready to have children only two months apart our youngest is 21 months .
His blog name will be River. This will be his fifth move. From what I hear he is sporting a strawberry blond mohawk and has hazel eyes.
We will pick him up on Friday....

Monday, February 25, 2008

We got the call!

We are officially licensed to provide care for three children age 6 and under. I just got the call. I was in the middle of giving a highchair a deep cleaning. A moment that will be locked in my brain for eternity.
Our SW sits right next the placement coordinators. As of today there are no children in our age range in need of homes. I will update when placement calls.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still Waiting

I am alive and well! We are still waiting for our license to be approved. Our file has been approved by two of the three departments that need to approve it. It was sent into the state for final approval on Jan 28. My SW said they have 30 days to respond. My best guess is that we will hear something next week. She is good about keeping me in the loop. Her latest response was the she "heard" the guy who approves file is backed up.

I took a break from blogging. Waiting is sooo hard. Feb 4th we attended foster care support group at the end of the meeting the organizer announced that as of 4:30 that afternoon placement still needed homes for a 15 year old girl, 10 and 7 year old sibling set, and a healthy one year old boy. On Monday a 6 year old local boy was beaten to death by his stepfather after DCF had investigated the family three times. It's just heart breaking to be ready and willing to help and continue to count days.

I just hold onto the idea that it will all come together soon and do my best to continue on with everyday life. I've been working on tightening up the grocery budget, meal planning, and laundry schedules. I continue to nest and enjoy my girls. I will be sure to post the minute I get the call from what I hear we can expect a placement within minute of receiving our license.