We just recently received our first foster placement, a newborn. ¬†There are so many unknowns and that is a little more stressful than I anticipated. ¬†We are foster to adopt so it's nerve racking not knowing how long the baby will be here and already getting so attached. ¬†And wow, there is sooooo much paperwork! ¬†
All in all, it's going very well though :)
-T, Wife and Best Friend to R 3/2005; Mommie to E 8/2007; and G 3/2009
Congrats!¬† That's so fun that a newborn was your first placement!!!
Elizabeth - Doing life with Scott
SAHM to Evelyn - my crazy little Celiac (4) Annabelle (2)¬† and Abraham (born 6/20)
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soooo exciting! My first foster placement was a newborn as well (three weeks old) and i finalized his adoption before he turned 11 months old. He is now almost 3.5 yo. So here's hoping! I remember how hard it was thinking you probably will be able to adopt, but he's still a foster child therefore you never know. Until you get the final papers, that feeling will be there. But enjoy the baby as long as s/he is with you!
We have a baby (over 8 months now) that we have had since she was just under three months and it is and will be in limbo for a while still. It is so hard knowing we are fully attached to think she may not stay. Hugs!
Carly, mama to DS C (5th grade), DD Miss M (07/09, fostered 1/10, adopted 08/10), and Little Miss C (11/10, fostered 01/11, adopted 11/12). Foster Son, Mr. A, age 11 placed 10/13.
My angel babies , ~01/08~ (twins), ~09/08~, and ~01/09~.