Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pride

Morgan and I just finished our Foster Care class last night and got our certificate. We still have to do 3 homesteadies (YIKES!) and take one more class on how to administer medications and then we are done!! The homestudies will take about three to four weeks and then we could have a child placed with us anyday. It may take a little while because we are not doing regular foster care and we are taking a child that is voluntarily given up so we have to wait for someone to pick us. I feel very excited and anxious. We started this process at the beginning of July and it feels good to finally be at the end. I am sad the Pride class is over because it was a lot of fun but having it end just made things a little more real for me. I did find out last night that I am not allowed to post pictures or say anything about the child on blogs or myspace or anything like that. Disapointing, I know. Anyways, we are excited about having another kid join our family. We have set certain standards about what type of disability we will take and which ones we won't but I know that when the time comes, we will have a hard time saying no to any child. I will post when I get the child (not anything personal, of course) so that people will know when we get them but we are expecting sometime around end of March/beginning of April.

13 comments:

Emily said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. You both are such amazing parents and any child that gets placed in your home is very, very lucky!

erin said...

That's wonderful! I have always wanted to do that. I need to look into it! Good luck with the rest of the things you need to do!

Cristin said...

WOW, that is so cool!

Katie or Tom said...

I hope you get a little person. I will be at your house all the time. They are so cute! Love ya!

Katie or Tom said...

Thank you for updating. I can always count on you

ajesplin said...

I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to meet him/her. You'll have to make up a code name for him, and maybe drape a sheet over his head like Micheal Jackson does with his kids. Oh, I know! You could call him Blanket on your blog.

Anyway, I'm still planning on going to Idaho when it all goes down. Be sure to tell me wuz up.

Vegas Family said...

Good job. That is a great accomplishment. I am with Katie, a little person would be so cute. I wish you lots of luck with everything. Can't wait to see your new one.
That is a bummer you can't blog about it and share photos. Are you able to e-mail photos?

sarastrasser said...

I would like a little person too or a down syndrome kid. I am not too picky except for someone who is restricted to a wheel chair (I have a two story house) I will be happy with any disability. I am not sure about emailing photos. I will have to check with parents about it. When they said you can't give any information they were referring to foster kids and why they are in care but my situation will be different since the parents didn't do anything wrong. Anyone is of course more than welcome to come and meet him/her.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome. I'm so excited for you guys. I can't wait!

abutler said...

You go girl. I am happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet the new cousin.

Amy Thurston said...

What if it is one of my kids? I was thinking about putting a couple of them in a new home. If it is, I give you permission to post pictures.

Katie or Tom said...

Is there anybody out there? I know you're there. You been just posting comments, but nothing new posted on your blog. That is fine. I will just sit and wait and wait and wait.

Amanda said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to see when and who you end up getting.