Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Adoption Day

Today is Olivia's one year adoption "anniversary." Her adoption day! She choose to have donuts for breakfast today and we read the book Happy Adoption Day.

We also attended a picnic for our foster care agency which included our county/area and two others. The picnic was about 45 minutes away. We went with J and her three and had a lot of fun. NO ONE, not even any workers from our agency, was there.

But we did meet lots of other foster families and found out that they have a support group that meets the third Friday of every month, with child care, and dinner. We are so excited! We haven't had connections like that here and although it will be a bit of a drive, we are really looking forward to it. Just a place to share experiences and life will be wonderful. It was nice to spend the day with "families like ours." Strange as that may sound to some of you. It is nice to hear words like "best interest hearing" and know what they are going through. It's nice to see other foster families, other interracial families, other families dealing with bio visits and caseworkers, and just the world of foster care and adoption. It was nice.

A great way to spend our special adoption day! :)


Happy 1 year anniversary. What a wonderful way to spend it!! We have #2 coming up in December.

You are so right about getting together with families like your own. We don't have any "special needs" issues of concern but there is still something a little different at times. I babysit for a family with 3 from China. So I love that Jman gets to hang out with other kids each week that "look" like him and who are from his China.

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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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