Monthly Archives: June 2011

the foster home

Both my husband and myself have talked to the foster dad. He seems to be a good guy.It is a household with just male teens. The foster mom works during the day,the dad is home. This is a better than … Continue reading

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and then something happens to make it all worthwhile

I have never needed my kids to like me. It is nice when they do. But, I don’t need it. Today I was talking to my nineteen year old daughter about her plans for the future. Next week she should … Continue reading

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he wants to be in foster care

My youngest son is telling his ad litem and his worker he is happy to be back in care. He is happy to be going into a foster home and not return home. We get tear filled eyes when he … Continue reading

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summer time ,old house living,cats and kids

I am sitting in my living room watching the dogs wrestle in the back yard. We open up the house overnight and keep the air conditioning off until mid day. It is one of the benefits of living in a … Continue reading

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a whole lot going on and not much of it is good

Well ,we were informed via e-mail late in the day on Thursday that Youngest was going to be placed in a foster home three hours (if there is no traffic) from our home. It is unclear in the e-mail whether … Continue reading

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a bit of an emergency and catching up

One of my grown children had an emergency

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interesting

The Adoption Councilor wrote a very interesting post about “feel good” hormones and rage over here: http://www.theadoptioncounselor.com/BlogĀ  It makes sense with everything I have seen with youngest. We assumed it was simply the adrenaline he was addicted to. Adding dopamine … Continue reading

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a short reprieve ,irs update and a cute grandchild story or two

After forty million phone calls this morning I was finally able to find out that youngest can stay where he is at until the twenty-eighth. It sounds as if they (CPS) are trying very hard to find a RTC placement … Continue reading

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calm

One set of grandchildren have gone home and the house is put back together. All the sticky fingerprints have been wiped away. All the toys and books back to their respective places. The house is quiet. Tomorrow we will bring … Continue reading

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uncertainty

We do not know if Youngest will be coming home or placed in a foster home. When the state took over paying for his residential treatment we gave up our rights as parents to the state. This was to be … Continue reading

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