Saturday, February 9, 2013

Foster Kid

Legally, I am not permitted to say much (even in this space, which I hope? remains an anonymous blog) but I'd just like to share that we've recently made a wonderful temporary addition to our home. We've become a first-time foster family.

Foster Kid is about 15-months younger than our 3-year-old DD. FK is a sleeper, and is one of the most easy-going, laid back children I have ever met. Hallelujah! DS and DD are absolutely over the moon about FK.

I can't say much more than that. We hope FK stays with us for awhile, but I'm guessing FK's young parents will be ready to resume full residential custody of FK again pretty soon.

It's been quite a journey.

9 comments:

nicoleandmaggie said...

How wonderful!

NoTrustFund said...

So great. It's a shame you can't say more, I feel like more people would get involved if they heard the stories of others. So glad it is going well!

Can you at least talk about what it's like to have 3 kids? :-)

Nataliya said...

congratulations. wow, what a generous heart and a warm home you have! I don't want to say much either, but I have some work experience in the field, and can't say enough great words for wonderful families like yours.
All the best to you and everyone under your roof.

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

awesome :-)

paola said...

Brilliant! What a wonderful thing to do.

feMOMhist said...

how wonderful for you to open hearts, arms and home to a child temporarily. It takes a powerful kind of strength to do that, what a gift for both child and parents.

hush said...

Thanks everyone!

@No Trust Fund - re: what it's like having 3 kids - Well, so far, fostering is like what I imagine the Lite version of having 3 kids would be. It's certainly been so much easier than being pregnant and giving birth again (particularly to the 2 kids I gave birth to who didn't sleep through the night for the first 2 years of their lives, lol) It is also financially not really a true burden at all. Fostering has been a little rough on my marriage, just like I suppose adding any new kid to a home by any means would be in terms of working out the division of labor etc. More tasks to negotiate, but we're working through it. Our house is a lot noisier. Additionally, our almost 3.5-year-old in entering our Least Favorite Age right now, and has started to tantrum and fight her bedtime every night. So we probably didn't time this terribly well. ;)

Cloud said...

I think it is great that you are doing this! I've considered getting involved with the children's shelter here as my time gets a little less oversubscribed, but I'm not sure I could go all out and sign up as a foster parent. I'm glad there are people like you who will do that!

Laura Vanderkam said...

Congrats on the new addition! Yes, please write about the sudden expansion of the family to three kids. I'm sure it will be interesting...