Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Foster Care - UPDATE

Our Case worker rang today she has just started in her position and wanted to touch base with everyone...

Well the good news is that she has said so far all paper work is on track!

But ..............

and there is always one of them!

No training until at least Mid Jan!!!! wwwaaahhhaaaaa!!

And worst news IT could be early Feb!!!

I know that with Chrissy coming the time will fly...

But I am slightly disappointed..... I had hoped to be ready to go by Christmas!

But my feelings are mixed as I know when it is all said and done and we get our first call... it will be a bittersweet feeling knowing that a child will be losing all that it knows to come into my care....


The kids are getting a better idea of what is going to happen! Tiarna told me that "We will take care of "Foster" until his Mum can!"

At least she is starting to understand the concept of what will happen even if we need to let her know that their name wont be "FOSTER"

10 comments:

MMrussianadoption said...

with holiday time coming it should go by quick.

Lisa said...

Hi Chelley,

I don't know how long you've been reading my blog, but you might not know this... I was a foster parent before starting the IA journey. I loved it, had 3 great kids during the two years I fostered. But I really wanted to adopt and it just wasn't looking like good odds as a single mom in the foster-to-adopt world. I hope you enjoy fostering as much as I did. I found it very rewarding, although seeing the kids go is SO hard. Best wishes!

OziMum said...

With Christmas only 3 weeks away, and school coming to an end - I have no doubt that time will fly (at least that is MY plan!!!) I have no doubt that any child in your care will be loved and well looked after!

terri said...

I hope time just flys by for you and you get to foster soon.
Terri
www.youbelong.net/abigail
p.s I love your hand bag!

Jen said...

You have so much happening Chelley! A child in plaster - a new handbag (that is to die for!) - waiting to be able to foster....the time is sure to fly and I know ALL about waiting! Good on you for doing this - we're considering the same next year. We have to wait until Ebony is home with us 12 months (which is about to happen!). I'll follow your progress with interest. Bless you heaps, you're a truly special person. xx Jen

Sig said...

How frustrating :( But I do agree, it will fly by. In the meantime enjoy that handbag, WOW!

Suz said...

Chelley, I'm sorry I've been so long in reading your blog!

Hooray, you're going to Foster. I'm sure that is exciting and I hope your time flies while waiting for the training sessions to come!

On the bag, I'd definitely complain. If it were $29 I'd deal with it, but for $290!! Oh my goodness! Maybe your husband needs to ring her!

Esther said...

I'm catching up on your blog. Are you waiting for the PRIDE training, or some other kind of training? Again, sorry I missed the boat here.

we did PRIDE training March 2007, all in one big long weekend course. We still stay in touch with our "PRIDE" group, and it's really nice. After that we took 7-8 classes also related to parenting, adoption, issues, fostering, CPR, etc. Good resources. Much material seemed like stuff we already knew since we had three bio kids prior to adopting the two girls.

Hugs, Esther

Real World Martha said...

I haven't read all about your history so I don't know if this is your first time with the system and such but I am an adoptive mom of a child from the system. I would recommed to take this time to read all you can on kids with attachment and bonding issues. It's very common and if they bond with the foster care worker they have a better chance bonding with someone else even if that means going back to birth mom and dad.
Read, read, and read. It is worth it.
Blessings to you and your family!
Debbie
http://realworldmartha.wordpress.com

Tricia said...

Good luck on your journey. I have learned that all things happen for a reason. There is a child who is waiting for your family- apparently not until after February.