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.
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.
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.