Friday, September 16, 2011

Foster Mama Drama: A New Beginning

Today is a big day for us.

The paperwork is signed and we are now officially CM's foster family.
No more "pre-placement" visits.
This is now her home.

Don't misunderstand, adoption is at least 6 months away for her but today is a big step in the right direction.
I feel a little strange.  Like something is stirring.

Nervous about the future and the tough questions she may have.
Excited to kiss her little face, tell her we love her, and bring her home.
Sad for her and her current family for this separation is difficult.
Thankful for this healthy child, this opportunity, and for the biological connection she and JJ share.
Overwhelmed with paperwork while transferring records, changing doctors and making appointments. 
Worried about nurturing each precious individual in a large family.
Anxious to have my husband home from a business trip to share this with him.
Happy to have a mini-van filled to the brim with beautiful faces.

I feel Loved.
I feel so very blessed.
I am thankful to God.

Please consider praying with me for CM, her current family, and for our family 
as we grow and bond and adjust.

This is our new beginning.


Tricia said...


annieglan said...

WOOP WOOP!! She is so beautiful :)