Author Archives: EratMama

About EratMama

30 something midwestern gal, married to another 30 something midwestern gal, conquering depression, rockin' foster parent.

Fresh Air

I don’t know if it is all the actual fresh air we got yesterday riding bikes outside our house, or the fact that I let Carrot skip her homework yesterday, or the deep talks we have been having, or the … Continue reading

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Never worry about the first night

Lesson learned: Don’t worry if new kid falls asleep on the couch way too late watching TV, and never actually makes it to his bed. It’s not worth disturbing the toddler for a boy who may only be here less … Continue reading

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Placement Office, I am on to you

You know we are NOT on the list for respite, right? But, you call us for TWO boys that we don’t have the physical space for. We feel bad. The next day, you call us for “just” one five year … Continue reading

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Later That Day

I wasn’t sure what Carrot’s mood would be like as I picked her up from school the day I told her we were adopting her.  Conveniently, she had a therapy session scheduled that day, and, we have many of our … Continue reading

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Adoption is Born from Tragedy

At 8:15 this morning, our social worker called me from the District Attorney’s office to say no appeal had been filed–we are good to go on our adoption date! March 27th, we are adopting our kids!!! I asked three ways, … Continue reading

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This is Progress

Received word today that a “no merit” finding was finally issued in our case. Biomom has 30 days to appeal this to the state supreme court. If February 8th comes, and no appeal, we can actually set an adoption date.  … Continue reading

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The Boxer with Boxes

It’s no surprise that the boxer celebrated Christmas with us. What started as an emergency placement, quickly turned to a regular placement. And he is such an easy baby, that’s fine by us!  He slept until 8am yesterday! (I whisper … Continue reading

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