Our First Foster Children…

Now that we are licensed foster parents, it was only a matter of time before we got our first call about children. It came on Tuesday!

So, Tuesday evening, we went to Wal-Mart for a baby bed, bottles, etc. Jeannie and Kelsey spent all day yesterday rearranging bedrooms for our welcome additions. They’ll be coming this late afternoon.

I can’t go into specifics because of confidentiality; all I can say is we have two children. One is a 17 year-old mother and the other is her child, age 11 months. They come to us from another foster home in the area.

I count it a blessing that we will be able to nurture these two young people, and show them the love of Christ as best we can. Please pray for us! This is definitely a life-changing event in our household, and there are sure to be good and bad days. But as long as we keep the children’s best interests in our hearts and minds, and be there for them…well, little by little perhaps their lives will change for the better.

As time goes on, perhaps we can share more if we are allowed. Until then, keep us in your thoughts! 🙂

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5 Responses to Our First Foster Children…

  1. kimberlie says:

    Congrats on being a Dad….again.
    Im praying for you all, I hope the first couple of days goes smoothly for you all.
    (FYI, I might be moving home this summer)

  2. sliceofhome says:

    Thanks, my favorite niece. We pray that it will all work out well. It’s in God’s Hands and we know that He’ll take care of everything as long as we follow Him. 🙂

  3. Robert & Annette says:

    We both wish you well and hope all goes well. Remember we still have some baby toys around. Sorry we could not get back to you about Easter. Annette wound up working 5 days straight (13 hours each day) and she was really whipped on Sunday. Our prayers are with you

  4. Thinkingthings says:

    A little piece of unsolicited “mental health” type advice: What you focus on is what you get. I highly suggest you read “Transforming the Difficult Child” by Howard Glasser and check out his website http://www.difficultchild.com. It’s a fairly quick read and will definitely change the way you focus on behavior, not only in your kids but with each other as well. I’m sure you’ve learned about the honeymoon period, but don’t be surprised if it isn’t all sweetness and light. There’s some serious, significant history for this girl and her child or they wouldn’t be in foster care to begin with. That’s important to keep as top of mind, particularly when the honeymoon ends. Best wishes.

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