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#1 of 6 Old 07-07-2011, 09:12 AM - Thread Starter
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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

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#2 of 6 Old 07-07-2011, 09:49 AM
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Congrats!  That's so fun that a newborn was your first placement!!!

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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!

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#5 of 6 Old 07-08-2011, 10:43 AM
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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.
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Oops, that answers my question, your baby is a newborn : )

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