It never rains but it pours. Two calls in one day - one for a very tragic situation that I'm a little relieved they selected another family who could take the placement a few hours earlier, and one for a more standard situation (if there is such a thing!), who is running around my kitchen right now.
I'm going to be very wary of sharing anything online, because this time there are concerns about possible parental abduction. But he's a lovely human being and my kids are doing all the heavy lifting in terms of getting him settled in, just like last time.
J's birthday party was very nice. He was glad to see us but clearly does not pine for us - he had bonded with his new "mom" and "siblings."