Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
In late December, 2010 a young woman called me. She explained how she knew me and that by marriage she was distantly related to Keith. She went on to say that another relative told her that I adopted children. She then told me she had an almost 1 year old little girl, whom she had been made place in relative care. The placement wasn't working out and she wanted to know if we would be interested in a placement with this baby. Now this isn't new, several times I've been blessed with children literally being given to me. Of course we went through all the legal paperwork, and was granted guardianship of Rebecca in March. I thought it would be short term based on what the mother said, but have since learned it's more likely to be permanent as she has had another child in another county and has had that child taken and is in process of having her rights terminated. AND yes, I did ask for the new baby, but was told NO! We have too many children. If it had been up to this particular agency, I wouldn't have Rebecca. So, she is now 2, and a hand full. She is very smart, I don't see any delays there. However she is on the go, climbing, running, jumping, throwing, and any other physical activity you can imagine. She has brought a lot of joy to us. She's physically healthy and rarely sick. She is talking up a storm and is so funny. She and my grandson are only 3 months apart. They tie for who is the most spoiled. So I'm 49 and a mother to a 2 year old. I'm cringing at the thought when someone mistakes me for her grandmother. Thank goodness for hair color LOL. Life is funny and so unpredictable. We were considering taking an older sibling group. The children who they choose for us just wasn't appropriate for our family. I can't take children who start fires, sexually act out, and smoke. I know that sounds so sad. It should never get that far. But it does and there just isn't enough homes able to take all the trouble youth in today's foster care system. Not to mention all the damage done by drug addicted mothers, alcoholics, and mental illness.