Monday, May 23, 2011

Waiting & Tank


I really hate it. Patience? What is that?

Every time we are on the "call list" for another foster babe my heart races every time my phone rings... an inevitably falls when it isn't the Agency. We've only been on the list less than 2 weeks. I really shouldn't be antsy already. But I am. I want another babe in the house. At this time we are only accepting a 0 - 6 month old. I already am busy with two almost two year olds (why do they grow up!?) and I couldn't imagine having a third toddler running around the house.

Everyone wants babies. So it could be a long wait. And by long I mean less than 6 months... unfortunately in my state substance abuse seems to be on the rise... and momma's can't seem to kick the habit. So so sad. I am hoping we'll have a new addition this summer. We're also looking into increasing our license to three foster kiddos (its only by our choice that we weren't licensed for more... we have lots of bedrooms and space open.) and if approved opening up for a 3 to 4 year old girl. Yep, I want a girl. These boys are wearing me out!

Oh and Tank. I have hinted, mentioned and some of you may know that we are working on adopting our foster son Tank. Love. him. to. pieces. I'll admit at first I wasn't positive I wanted to adopt. I had concerns about 'artificially twinning' my kiddos. Our son is only a few months older. In the end it doesn't matter. We love him. And what better place can he be than a home filled with LOVE?! We don't have court for another month. Case plan will officially be changed to Adoption at that time. His birth mom is hit and miss with her visits. Today was the first time she saw him in two weeks. She isn't working on any of her other services. Like at all. We are hoping to have a semi-open adoption with his birth family. We'll see how it goes! I have no idea how long it will take us to get finalized... this is the first forever foster placement for us.

We are excited!


  1. lol, be careful what you wish for, I have had 4 foster daughters and they will give you a run for your money LET ME TELL YOU :)

    but you will love every minute of them walking around in your high heels and all the PINK you will get to buy :)

  2. My girl is full of energy and getting in to EVERYTHING! I love having a girl and I admit I want a boy.

    Hope you get that call soon. Good luck with adopting Tank.

  3. ...and you should be excited! Not everyone has a long was about 2 minutes for us.