This process takes a long time. Typically, when someone wants to start a family, nine months later they welcome a baby. Another plus is during those nine months is that you are able to prepare for the baby’s arrival because you have the time and the knowledge of the gender and age. It does not… Read More When will this be done?
My husband and I were constantly told how hard this would be. We knew it would be, but we had NO IDEA IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS! It is something you can absolutely never prepare for. If I had a dollar for every break down we have had when we have a moment of realizing… Read More The Risk
On a random Tuesday in October, I woke up like I normally did and drank my morning tea. I ate breakfast, showered, and prepared myself to leave for school. I drove 40 minutes, parked, and walked to class. About 30 minutes into the lecture, something told me to check my phone. I had an email… Read More Day 1 of my new life
I remember the exact moment I was hit with baby fever. My caseworker, my husband, and I were sitting at my dining room table talking about what we were opened to. We’ve never really been the baby type, so we told her absolutely no diapers or bottles! We were wanting a sibling group of a… Read More If I called you one day about a baby, would you say no?
To make it extremely clear on how long it took us to become licensed, I want to show all of our steps in an outline. February 2016- Attended information meeting March 2016- Started our training classes April 2016- Finished our training classes May 2016- Started renovating our home to make it “perfect” for our new… Read More A really easy outline…
I want to take a breather from the intensity of becoming a foster/adoptive parent and write about something fun, decorating the kids’ rooms! We originally wanted to be licensed for up to two children, ages 3-7. Babies had never really been my thing, but that eventually changed (blog post for a later day). So, we changed… Read More When you just wanna nest…
Getting started with the foster and adoption program feels like, to me, jumping off of a cliff and hoping you’ll land really soon, unhurt. This process has easily been the most unorganized, tedious, but wonderful thing I have ever done. There was not a real checklist of things we needed to do, people we needed to call,… Read More How to get started… Step 1 of a million