Monthly Archives: November 2011

If not us, who?

Oldest sister breaks my heart. Croi has met her a handful of times (during visit transportation) and I have met her twice. But she is part of my thoughts frequently. What are the possibilities that this girl will have a … Continue reading

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Thank you Guardian

Thank you, funny, witty, snappy social worker from the guardian’s office.  Thank you for calling us after court to make sure we knew what happened. (not much, but thank you for keeping us in the loop.)  Thank you for coming … Continue reading

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Thank you Stork

Before even having a chance to talk to us about Pumpkin’s sisters, the stork said to her co-worker, “Whatever is in [oldest sister’s] best interest, even if it is a placement out of county, I know Croi & Erat will … Continue reading

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Can open. Worms everywhere.

Now it’s out there. And we speak the random thoughts in our head. “We could take over the whole duplex and the girls could sleep upstairs.” “Did you know it was X  hospital that ‘ruled out RAD’?  That hospital couldn’t … Continue reading

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There are Three.

Well, there are four. But, in our city, there are 3. Three children by Pumpkin’s mom who are in foster care. Three children–in three different homes. (A fourth is living in a state far away with her father’s family.) When … Continue reading

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Abstract v. Reality

I was so much more okay with all of this in the abstract than in the reality. In the abstract, seeing a foster child visit his mom was difficult, but provided a sense of comfort in his origins. In the … Continue reading

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shopping after visit

You know how they say “Don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach?” I think foster parent training should include, “Don’t shop at Whole Foods after dropping your foster child off for a visit.” Yes, that might be 6 bottles … Continue reading

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