I don’t suppose it is much of a secret that The Daddy and I are not done with our family, and I don’t suppose it is much of a secret that we would like to add a daughter to our family. The Daddy and I have been in agreement on adding to our family via adoption since before we were married.
In the spring, after this temporary work assignment is done for The Daddy and once we move to our evermore location in Missouri we will be applying to be foster-to-adopt parents. Actually we applied, were approved (paper application and background checks) to training for fostering in Iowa, attended our first meeting and were scheduled for classes, however that is when we were notified we were “up for a move” (this move we are in the middle of right now). So sadly we stopped training. We did not know just when our move would happen, we were sure we would not have time to wait for a placement, have a placement long enough to move towards adoption and complete an adoption; we did not feel right accepting a straight foster placement either, with no end date and the concern over disrupting a stable placement for a child just because we were moving.
For now there is nothing for me to do, nothing goal directed that is. So I am contenting myself with reading. I am done with Another Place at the Table; and have The Connected child on hold, and waiting for it to arrive at my local library branch. Today I checked out Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish their Adoptive Parents Knew and Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
I have also found a couple of blogs I am reading up on – nothing like feeling “there are people out there walking the walk we feel called to walk”.