Monday, November 03, 2014

Fost Adopt Update! Now we have two little girls and they are sisters.

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Meet Miss D!
(her first night in our home)

It was May 28th, 2014 and we got our second life changing call.... It was from our Agency.  We were told that Miss S had a Big Sister and she needed a forever home.  It was a tailspin of panic that set in, a flurry of calls to our family/friends and then a ton of tears.  We said, "YES!" ~ and then the process of becoming a forever family for Miss D begun.

It would be 4 months before Miss D arrived at our home.  4 very long months.  It was a roller-coaster ride (and one that is not for the faint of heart).  I had many moments of anger and frustration while we waited for her arrival.  We had many false starts and setbacks due to things that were beyond our control.

 We squeezed in another crib!

We had just a few hours notice..... It was 2 days before her second birthday when the doorbell rang.  It was Miss D in the arms of our adoption/social worker.  She was beautiful.  She was scared.  She was ready.  We were ready.

I can't and won't go into the details of her condition upon arrival and the things that we discovered in the first week.  I will say that it was sobering and something I never want to see again.  So we will be the change. 

The good news is that she was loved in her previous home.... no doubt about it....she was loved and cuddled.  so she doesn't have attachment issues.  She calls us Mommy and Daddy and has since day one.  They were new words to her so it was a natural transition.

Yesterday was the two-month anniversary of Miss D's arrival.  She and Miss S. are more than sisters.... they are best friends and the good news is that have been united and will grow-up together and (fingers-crossed) be adopted together.

She is adjusting to her new home.....and new adventures!!


She traveled with me on an airplane to a wedding in Texas where she got to meet Foster Grandpa and Grandma (Cathie’s Parents)  She also has a local Foster Grandma (Eddie’s Mom) who spends time with both girls each Tuesday and Thursday plus weekends.  In November, her other Foster Grandma (Cathie’s Mom) will arrive from Florida to meet her and see Miss S.  She is getting very close with her new Aunts and Uncles too.


She has attached to some toys.  She especially loves her baby-doll and she pretends to feed the doll and plays “mama” with the doll.  She has made some friends.  Her cousin Tucker and her are becoming very close and she is very social with kids and adults.

We have done many things since she arrived and she has bravely done so many firsts.... including taking a BATH.  Yep - baths were a first for her!
We went swimming in a roof top pool, she went on an airplane, she goes on the swing and slides now, she has been to a kids party, she went to the zoo, she went to a museum, she visited the fair and she has toured the trains at travel town.

Her vocabulary and memory is very advanced and she excels at puzzles and games.  She loves reading books and singing songs.

She is a very bright, caring, giving and loving little girl.  She gives giant kisses and hugs.  I’m not sure how to describe it but, it is like she has always been with us.  She and Miss S are so amazing together.  Last night Miss D taught Miss S how to climb up the kitchen stair.  It was amazing to watch.

In November we will be having a birthday party for both the girls.  We decided to wait until Miss D was settled to celebrate her 2nd. 

Miss S!

We have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate.  Hopefully if we can get their court schedules to line up both sister can be adopted on the same day!

I'm here.  If you have questions send me a line!  There are so many foster children who need forever families. I happy to share our story with you.
 
xoxo
Cathie



10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update. So happy for you, your family, and most of all that these two get to grow up as sisters with loving parents.

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  2. What a nice story! I hope you get to adopt both of them and it goes smoothly. I see alot of crafting sessions going on down the road.

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  3. Goodness. I am all teary eyed over here! You two are the greatest blessing to these little angels as they are to you. You really got me when you said 'We will be the change.' All children should be given the love and care you two are giving Miss D & Miss S. Love to all of you.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your story. My husband and I have been so encouraged as we are in the final stages of becoming licensed in Texas, hoping to get our home study started in the next few weeks. We are so excited for your family! Best wishes!!

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  5. God works in mysterious ways as it goes...Sadly these adorable precious ladies did not get a happy start to their lives, but if not for that , they would not have found their way to your home. This journey of hope, dreams, family and love is such a blessing for these girls/sisters and you, your husband, extended family...How heartwarming to know so much good exists...hard fight as it is. You have my admiration and appreciation. Reading your posts warms my heart and brings a smile. Wishing you all happy days ahead and a long life of love...

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  6. God bless your family as it already has. Hope you all grow together and blossom healthy and happy with love xxoo

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  7. So glad you are sharing your story, also glad the system is working for the benifit of the children! you are so Blessed, and so are the girls !

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  8. Anonymous9:14 PM

    This was great to read.. my husband and I plan on starting the process of adopting through foster care after we move next year. We are going to try for siblings as well since I've heard it's harder for them to find families.

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  9. What a lovely story. I am so happy for all of you.

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I love comments and questions. Sometimes it takes me a few days to reply. Have a wonderful day!

Cathie

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