Friday, April 11, 2008

Older Brother

I realized after my post on Olivia and her brother yesterday that some of you probably don't know or don't remember what the situation was/is with her brother. Here is an old post to let you in on the situation... ***Prior to their adoptions, Olivia's name was Jakala and Braeden was nicknamed Bo*** (Thanks to Sara for pointing that out!) :)

Since then, we had only a couple visits. I tried and tried and tried to no avail to get them to do visits. I even brought it up at her ACR. And the times we did spend with him he always asked me why I never wanted to visit or call, because that's what his mom told him, that she would call me and I wouldn't call back. Nice. Our last visit was scheduled for Feb of 2007. The morning of the visit they called to cancel. Said that his mom's mom had cancer surgery the day before and she wanted to be there with her. HELLO! How long ago must you have known about the surgery!? And they were the ones who had chosen that date. We haven't heard from since, even though we've sent bday and Christmas cards. My heart goes out to Olivia.


Sara said...

That is so terrible. I don't understand why his parents would not help facilitate meetings. I feel so bad for Olivia, and also for you. I can imagine how you must feel about it.

Thanks for the clarification. Though I was super confused for a few minutes cuz I found you last year and didn't recognize any of the names!! :)


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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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