foster parents

‘I think I’m pregnant!’ He asked, ‘Why on earth would you think that?’ I laughed. ‘I have a positive test in my hand.’ ‘How accurate are they?’ ‘I have no clue! I have never gotten a positive before.’

“The boys came to the hospital to meet him. ‘Mom, he’s our baby, he’s all of our baby!’ Something about his birth melded us all together even more. We say he is the caboose, but that’s still up in the air. I don’t know how I will survive the 3 of them, but I would also have or adopt 20 more.”

‘They are ours forever,’ I told my husband as tears ran down my face. ‘We have twins. They’ve been moved due to limited beds.’ I read that text a million times. Our day had finally come.’

“I told my student I had to talk to his dad about his behavior. He turned around. ‘He is not my dad, he is my case worker. I don’t have a mom or dad. I am in foster care.’ I was shocked and speechless. I wanted to wrap my arms around him. During dinner, I had a conversation with my husband.”

‘We are trying to place a sibling set of 3 children,’ she began. ‘Three??,’ I interrupted. There was no way we could take in 3 children!’ ​

“The call came when I least expected it. As I stepped into the back hallway of the trauma bay and answered the unknown number, I had no idea our lives were about to change forever. I listened to the heartbreaking story of how these 3 toddlers under the age of 5 had come into foster care. It was then that we knew. ‘Let’s do it.'”

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