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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fostermom of 4!

The girls' worker called L this morning seeing if we could take them so she could tell the judge they had a home. He said ok, but we could not commit to adopting them at this point and we could keep them til' they found a more permanant place. It's not definate, just depends on what the judge decides this afternoon.

Our worker said if we wanted to take the girls she would sign a waiver for us to take the baby. Opposite sex children under 5 0r 6 can share a room. Their worker is working on getting day care set up for the girls, and Smiley. Our original application for Smiley was denied, because they were basing it on our income and they are not supposed to do that.

Now I have some questions, so please help me if you know the answers:

1. Can a 4 year old ride in the front seat(in a booster seat of course) if all the available back seatbelts are full?

2. Any suggestions on how I should handle Christmas on such short notice? Should I buy gifts for family gatherings and put them from relatives we visit so they aren't left out?

3. Should we cancel the Disney World trip or bring all 3(or 4) kids?

4. How do we tell the family without them thinking we're nuts?(Sis, I know you read this, but if you could keep a secret for a while, I'd appreciate it).

5. Are we crazy??


  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger Marie said…

    1. Do you have an air bag on the passenger side or can it be shut off, if you dont have one or it has a shut off switch, yes then, if not ... no.

    2.If you have funding to do that, it might be nice so they dont feel left out. It will be rough trasitioning this time of year anyway.

    3.No advice on disney, never been there, always been out of our budget.
    4. Um just tell the you are happy and a little crazy and nothing else shall matter. The negative comments will come either way, i just chose not to talk to those people directly, at least not right awya

    5. No, you just have lots of love to give!

  • At 12:23 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    1. I don't know.
    2. If you can.
    3. I don't know.
    4. I don't know.
    5. No way. The more the merrier. I would think you nuts if you turned them away.

  • At 3:44 PM, Blogger teamwinks said…

    You aren't crazy! I will email you as soon as I can!

  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger FosterMommy said…

    1. I second the airbag comment. The backseat is still much safer for children, but the front is possible if there isn't an airbag. Also, look into a 5-point harness seat for the 4 year old, as well.
    You can see this video for more information:

    It's tear-jerking, but has good info.

    2. I'd definitely get them some small gifts to open if other people are opening gifts. Doesn't have to be expensive - like crayons and a coloring book.

    3. I'd wait and see what the kids are like and how they are adjusting before you decide to bring them to Disney. It's an easy place to lose track of a child and if the kids don't obey easily it could be very stressful. Plus, it's a pretty over-stimulating place, even for a well-adjusted kid (or adult!)

    4. They'll just have to deal. Cute kids help with that.

    5. Yep, you're crazy, but in a good way. :)

  • At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you didnt have to work I would say more power to you, but since you do, this sounds really really hard and add to the mix the fact they have have special needs, WOW. I have a cousin who has quads, all healthy, is a stay at home mom and has mega support from her family and she is going nuts with exhaustion. The only one who could know if you can do it is you, and if you can, more power to you!


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