Thursday, May 27, 2010
Little Man's mom agreed to us getting his haircut!! Well...she said a trim, but we'll take it!! Little Man will be ONE soon and we'd like him to have a decent haircut for his first b-day pics :) Still working a potential photographer that won't charge an arm and a leg!
I think I mentioned the Judicial review next week. I totally read the time wrong on the paper! Oh well...a wonderful friend has offered to watch the kids so I can attend!!! It will be my first time actually meeting Little Man's birthparents. Should be interesting!
Little Man is now wanting to upright most of the time!! He always tries to keep his walker near to him so that he can just stand and go! I guess he has decided it's time :) It's so cute to see him walking outside with his walker down the sidewalk-LOL!
Monday, May 24, 2010
NOW....I need to go out and start buying baby GIRL clothes!!!!!!
- mama (sometimes when he's angry it's momeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)
- do-do (for our eldest son)
- nigh-nigh (he lays his head down and pretends to go to sleep...so cute!)
Other words he has said, but not consistently are "no, please, up" and "done." I love this stage when the learning is taking place so quickly!! So fun!!!
Next week we have his Judicial Review...I am still trying to figure out a way to be able to go. I am very interested in everyone's official perspective of how things are going. Nothing has been changed in the the status hearing because it's not an official judge, so we will see what changes happen. We will see if "legal Dad" now has representation and what's going to happen on that route.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
:-) She wrote today that she knows how much we really love Little Man and we aren't in it for the state's money (sadly SO many people think that foster parents do it for the money---ya right?! OK...there are a few, but it seems that only the bad situations are heard about :( ) She thanked me for the words of support I write to her and was happy to see particular things that we do for Little Man and of course the pictures!! We will be crying buckets of tears when Little Man leaves (I do believe that he will most likely return to his momma) BUT I know that I know that I know that I know that God will be with him and that I have done all that He wanted me to do...no regrets. Who knows....maybe the seeds I am planting in "A" will be watered and grow into her personal relationship with Christ!!! How exciting is that???!!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
This little guy has a smile that will melt your heart...has mine! I wish you all could see it!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
His mom is doing well on her case plan and continues to complete the things that she needs to complete. She now has stable housing so that is significant! Unfortunately birthdad has not been coming to visits anymore and wasn't at the last court hearing either. One thing that needs to be worked out in court the next time is the whole drug screening thing. Apparently you need 20 negatives in a row before reunification can take place. If you don't show up it's considered a positive test. So...his mom's attorney is trying to get that thrown out of the case plan. We'll see about that in June at his judicial review.
Please pray for his CM. Although we have had issues with communication she is a good person and is really trying her best. She has a tough case load with a ton of stress and Little Man's mom is a huge source of that stress. She doesn't like the CM and tries at every turn to get her in trouble :( I wouldn't want to be a CM...that's for sure!!!
We got our re-licensing packet in the mail the other day...another thing to get started on! I am looking forward to a symposium tomorrow talking about cross cultural issues in fostering and adopting :)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I also learned that Little Man has TWO big brothers! I was only aware of one. Not sure where this other child is living. It's not going to be an easy road to keep him connected to all of these siblings living in various places (including unborn baby).
May is National Foster Care Month!!!! If you are a foster parent...God Bless You!!!! If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent, please ask questions and get connected!! If you are not able to become a foster parent right now, then please support the people who are (both with prayer and tangibly). I had no idea what a change this would be to our lives (no training can adequately prepare you). Praying for an amazing month where LOTS of people step up to help the children that so desperately need a temporary loving home!!!