Monday, June 20, 2016

It has been twenty days since the little booger moved in and we couldn't be more smitten.  This is a problem.  One we can manage but a problem none the less.  Originally when I was approached about taking him through foster care it was a pretty much for sure thing that he would be staying.  I assumed....and you know the saying about assuming.....that would mean no visits with family.  BIG WRONG.  Every Sunday with parents and every other Saturday with another family member.  The good news is everybody loves him.  The not so good news is our lives revolve around when and where the boy is.  Our plans are secondary to what is determined by the extra adults that come with a new little person.

What I know for now is that his Royal Sweetness will be with us until December at the minimum when his future with his family will be decided.  I had forgotten how difficult this road can be when your own goal is always permanence.  Times have changed in my family as well as there are more emotions to consider when entering foster world.  I can feel the heartbreak of loss but understand our hopefully positive role in a little person's life for however long we have them but that is not so easy for the kids especially kids with processing issues.  The visits help though with keeping it forefront and centre that there is another family out there that loves this little boy as much as we do.  Reiterating that to the kids and that we will love him as hard as we can for as long as we can.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Monday, May 30, 2016


Move in day is TOMORROW!
Well it's Monday.

What oh what might the day bring?

Could it be a weeny boy?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Told you Fridays were big news days around here!

My license has successfully been transferred and a new one printed off.  Great right?!

The not so great news is that Teddy's worker who will be the boss of the when and how the move is done is off sick today.


That likely means Monday is out now for move in.

I might be a little on the excited however frustrated side.

At least we have movement
It's been two weeks today since we met little Teddy.  It's been sixteen months since this baby has been waiting for a family be it temporary or permanent.

No calls yesterday about anything regarding him.  For something that seems like it should be an easy transfer of my foster care license from one agency to another it sure has been taking a long time.  I have only had a license as one of my kids up until these last few months was not allowed to be placed for adoption.  Cultural reasons.  This too is the good news as LEGAL permanency with us is on the horizon!

It's Friday and big things good and bad seem to happen to me on this day of the week.

Fingers crossed we get some sort of news.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Everyone is in a hurry.  There are so many cogs in the bureaucratic machinery that it is likely another week will end with a weeny boy living where he shouldn't ever have been.

Everyone is motivated.  Everyone is doing their part but holy toledo this is dragging out!  Every day the kids who know what's up are asking if Teddy (internet name I have decided) is coming.

Today is a new day and if more of what needs done is successfully completed then we are one day closer.

Fingers crossed