Sharing my journey as a foster mother and clinical psychologist
Mazel Tov, looking forward to hearing updates in 3 weeks
I hope the next few weeks go by quickly! It's been such a long journey...
:) Awesome, awesome news. Just wonderful.
Mazel tov! Hoping the next 21 days pass without a hitch!
That is such great news!
Why do I feel a sense of personal victory at this news?So happy, for you, your family, and most of all, CD.I am sure she will have a much better life now. I can't even imagine how her life might have gone if she had remained where she was. I am grateful for people like you that open their homes, and their lives, and meet the children where they are. I am grateful that CD will have less ear infections, and when she does have them, they will be treated. I am grateful that you will fight for what is best for her, not just what is easiest for you. I am thrilled that her brothers will be there for her, and that family photos will be full of smiles and warmth.I am glad that CD wants to marry each of you.The final adoption announcement is what I am most looking forward to. It has been a hell of a journey.How is your student making out? Is he on the outside yet?
Hey Anon,My student wasn't paroled in January as I had hoped. He had warned me that he had an altercation with an officer early on in his incarceration. He was denied parole because of it and has 8-12 months more to go. He is hanging in there though and is in good spirits. He completed his HS requirements and will be signing up for a new therapy type group. I actually got a letter from him just yesterday.Everyone, Thanks for all your kind support. We, of course are looking forward to when I can announce that we are adopted more than anything.
You are amazing, TO. SOOOO many kudos to you. thanks for all the updates. Hope your back is feeling okay, and your health has fully recovered.
You don't need to publish this, just a little note to say I am counting down with you, and there are only (by my count)4 (or 5, depending on how you think of it) days to go. I know it is really just paperwork, but I can't wait until the paperwork is, as they say, signed, sealed and delivered. PERMANENT. (Spelling might not be right, lol!).I can't wait for the next update. I am actually going to have a celebration, because this is why I started in Social Work - stories like these! (Where a child remains or finds the place that is best for them, and they are able to thrive.)Have a wonderful weekend, you amazing woman!
Anon,The 23rd is the last day. But it isn't by any means over that day. We are hoping for a spring adoption date though. As always, thanks for the support!
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