Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Foster care update...

A quick update! Fostering children can be a complicated ordeal, but one that is well worth it!  We have a lot going on with our little ones right now. Laney and her brother are both legally free now, however, we are in a holding pattern at the moment, while the bio father appeals, and our attorney works through some new law that was recently implemented. So, we wait to finalize their adoption, and I am hoping it happens sometime in the next few months!

Baby Riah has been with us 9 months already! He is by far, the most difficult,  challenging baby I have ever dealt with. It's sad that his little nervous system is disregulated so much, and I wish there was more I could do to help him! I was asked to attend a court hearing last week. The GAL was asking to move him to some nearby relatives where his older brother resides. We really thought the judge would be in agreement, but in the end, he ruled to keep him here in our care. I left it all to the Lord and although I don't understand the outcome, there must be a greater reason. His case will remain up in the air and the GAL may try to move him there again in a couple months, so back to court we will go! I will continue to pray and trust the Lord has this all worked out.  In the meantime, we will continue working with Riah to develop improved trust, and decreased frustration. He is learning to walk! It's only wed. and I have already been to an emergency dental appt. with him, and an emergency ER visit with him this week! Learning to walk can be a dangerous thing! The ER visit was due to him coming into contact with peanut butter, something he is highly allergic to. He is just fine now...and it is nice being home and not in a waiting room tonight!

I continue to wish there were two of me. The need seems to become greater and greater, and although I have a strong desire to foster more children, my hands are full, so I will continue to get the word out there, and hope more foster parents will sign up! A little one waits, scared and alone tonight for a warm bed, and a safe home. Could yours be one?


Michelle said...

I agree with you- if we could get more people to commit to fostering, it would help temporarily. I can see by the volume of kids that our DSS now deals with that they may have to look at a different solution in the future. We have our 4 youngest kids who are still home, plus a 3 yo boy and just had another 3 yo boy leave, so now we have an opening as well. Already, we are being asked to take his 13 yo sister, who is waiting placement in emergency care.We have agreed to take her, but at the same time, there are days when it would be nice to have a break from so much trauma parenting! Blessings to you with your little ones and heres to happy kids and maybe easier days ahead for us mommas! :-)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I admire you for foster parenting. I've thought of it but it's a little scary to me because of our system! I would become so attached and want to keep them all!

Blessings to you!


Jeni said...

Just have to tell you that I love you blog! I'm also a foster mom. :)