Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I mean, how many things can be thrown in your path when all you want to do is legally adopt the precious child who has been placed with you for over two years? Come on... it feels like for every one step forward there has to be two more back!

I just talked with Olivia's cw. She is the one who is doing the subsidy paperwork for Braeden's adoption. She had switched not long ago to working part time and primarily doing subsidies. She just told me that when she got to work this morning she was told that today was her last day!!! What??!!

Now, in a way, that's good news. She is an awesome person, who, while single had six children: biological, adoptive, and one foster. She was recently married and went to part time work with the agency. We've wanted to be "friends" and hang out, etc. for some time, but weren't able to due to our working relationship. So, now we'll be able to see each other outside the "job."

BUT - she doesn't know who will now be doing Braeden's subsidy paperwork. She also told me that a cw of Braeden's, 2 cws ago, was supposed to give me a questionnaire to fill out to begin my adoptive homestudy, but never did. So, I have paperwork to fill out that could have been done months ago, and once they figure out WHO is doing the subsidy work, that will have to get started, and completed, and sent in, etc. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Seriously, how many tests in patience does one person need?????


Julie said...

I have decided that we foster and adoptive parents for some unknown reason- have a deep desire to abuse ourselves! so we signed up to love on some sweet kids who need loving parents! It makes no sense- but we are definately getting the short end of the stick- this side of heaven!!! I have to believe that we are getting jewels in heaven for what we are doing here- putting up with the crap of the system- caseworkers- et al. I will pray that they catch up quickly on your case- it isn't right for you or your kids!!! They deserve to get a forever home- wayyyyyy before 2 years!!! pluuuleesse!!! Your heart must be worn out!!! Hang in there!!!

What?? You have to do another homestudy when your kids are available for adoption??

I hope things move quickly. I'm glad that they will be yours one day.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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