Saturday, September 16, 2017

How does a family of 8 sound?

Well it sounds pretty good to us! You may recall ( or not) that we recently completed the very long process to become foster/adoptive parents. Well fast forward not very far down the road to now and we have received a pre adoptive placement of 3 beautiful siblings that need a home. It started out with just some phone calls with their case worker, then we read their biographies and saw their picture. Then it progressed to a few casual visits in the park then we started getting them for a whole day. We are now to the point where we are getting them for the weekend. We will slowly progress to having them full time- then after about 6 months we can legally apply for adoption.

Can you believe it? Wow. Overwhelmed, overjoy, just not even sure the emotions we are feeling. But blessed is certainly one of them. To think that these three precious children came out of a place that was very unhealthy and harmful and now they have a chance through us to be in a loving, safe, caring home. It truly is a wonder!

Our own three children have some mixed feelings. For the most part they really "like" them. I mean they are good kids. They are all three younger than our three kids ( our youngest is 5) so these kids are younger. The older kids are excited about more siblings but aren't super stoked about sharing a room and probably on some level sharing attention.

My oldest daughter who is almost 12 seems to have the best grasp of what a beautiful process adoption can be and that we are giving to these children what their biological family couldn't provide to them at the time. It's not easy to talk about for sure and since my kids have never experienced trauma or loss like the three little ones have- it's hard for them to fathom that not all families are loving like ours are.

I'll keep you posted. We are excited and honored that we feel that God chose us as the family for these three littles :)

I'm glad they like eggs- as we are getting about a dozen and a half a day now.

Happy Homesteading!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! These children are so very blessed to have you in their lives! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures