Friday, June 24, 2011

Thoughts on Joey

I thought I already posted this, but I didn't....

We already know Joey will be leaving soon to kinship (family), but these were our thoughts before we knew:

We've been asked if we are hoping for adoption. Now that we are parents our thoughts on foster care are a little different. We don't see each case as our one shot at becoming parents. Our feelings are, if it happens (adoption) great, if not, oh well. Whatever happens happens.

It took us 6 years to become parents. We finalized Emma's adoption 7 months ago. At this point we feel no rush for another baby, but if one comes along that's great too.

I don't know if his parents will get him back. To be honest, I hope they can straighten up and get him back. They are nice kids who love him so much. They just need a little help.

With our first 3 kids I felt strongly that they weren't meant to be mine. With Emma I didn't feel strongly either way, but felt a little like she was. With Joey I felt in the middle again, but a little like he wasn't. I love having him around. I love him in a way that is hard to describe. I'm sure other foster parents understand. I know more kids will come when they are meant to.

1 comment:

Penelope said...

I understand your feelings of not being in a hurry for #2. We have #2 and will be adopting him soon. But I still long for our little girl. When will she come home?