Respite approved…waiting on paperwork.

We had our final homestudy yesterday. It was long but went well. We are officially approved to do respite, and hopefully will be open sooner rather than later. Our worker said she has one study to write ahead of ours, but as soon as she write our draft we should be prepared for placements. After she has written our home study draft it has to be approved by her boss, the her boss’s boss. While that process can take awhile, if there is a situation where they need our home open BC of a specific placement, they can rush the process.


In our homestudy our worker asked us about our loss. I cried, and honestly, if she had asked me at the last one, I probably wouldn’t have cried. Its just so close to our due date, and AF is due any day now, so its an emotional time of the cycle. She asked if I felt we would can deal with more losses, BC that’s the one thing foster care promises, that we will lose placements and our hearts will break. i told her, it’ll hurt, and I’ll cry, probably everytime. But we know God is going to use us in these children’s lives exactly the way and length of time they need. And that’s what we are here for. She also said, if we can stick to our faith and fully trust in His plans, she is confident that we can get some adoptions out of this process. She said she doesn’t know how many placements we’ll have to take, but if we hang in there, it’ll happen.

also, those twins have been placed, so we are just waiting for some kiddos to be ours, for however long God intends.


5 thoughts on “Respite approved…waiting on paperwork.

  1. I just stumbled on your blog and it looks like we are going down similar paths. It’s nice to see I’m not alone. My husband and I have had 3 losses in the last year and a half. While we are still trying, we have decided to start the foster-to-adopt process. Scary, isn’t it?

  2. Your caseworker at least sounds like she has empathy; a quality that can be rare. I’m excited for you both as you move forward.

  3. I’m glad she talked to you about loss. I would imagine fostering to be a sometimes very frustrating process. I’m happy you are moving forward with this.

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