Saturday, August 15, 2009

And another baby!!!

Well, this morning we got yet, ANOTHER call to take in a foster baby, that's two calls in just 3 days! This time they needed a home for a 5 month old baby boy with a cleft lip and palate. The lady that called used to work with me at the pediatric facility I work at, but is now retired and only works on call for CPS. So, she called me first knowing I have experience with feeding issues, since I do so much of it at work. She didn't know we already have a little one placed here. I so wanted to take this little boy, but DH brought me back down to reality as we addressed the fact that we are basically at capacity for what we can do well right now. He is right. I would take in every baby, and I hate saying no, but this is about all we can handle at the moment. I will continue to pray about it, and be ready to take in another child when the time is right! If you have even thought about fostering just slightly, now is the time to really start thinking, praying and talking about it. There are so many babies being born that need to be placed directly into a foster home, and many that need a home only weeks after being born. This is just my small little community. The need is great in most places all over the U.S. as well.
Be blessed!


Tereasa said...

Oh Michelle, my heart goes out to you. I remember getting a ton of calls while we were in Washington. It was so hard to say no!!

Calico Sky said...

There is just such a need, heartbreaking really. Do you think they'd let this little guy go to an international placement :0)

I should actually look into whether Canadians can adopt from US foster care.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh Michelle~ I would love to do this. I have thought about it. My husband would be the deciding factor~
My daughter lives in Washington State at McChord AFB. I will pray about this. My children are close to all grown and I am feeling a bit empty just thinking about it! I would like I might just fall apart when it was time to give them up~