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We got the call this AM for our first foster placement! They are developmentally in-range, healthy, and not drug exposed, and will probably have inconsistent visitation because of the family situation. They are 5- & 18- months old, which is right at the perfect age for us - DP loves the 1 1/2 -3 range and I am a baby lover... Ok, so really, we LOVE all ages... ahem... we LOVE MOST ages (8-16 is NOT for me!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">), but our greatest strengths fall from birth to around three... We pretty excited.<br>
They will be moving from a kinship placement, with five other children, to our home, with no other children, probably by the end of this week.<br>
We should get the call about the FSRP meeting monday-ish (we'll be phone confrenced in), then meet the kinship family/visit kids, then start transitioning them home.<br>
I'm feeling guilty again for being excited because the birth family (and kinship family)'s situation allow us to have a placement... I'm immagining that this will change after a few kidlets, and I'm sure it's just the excitement for the unknown, and I'm sure that eventually, we'll get the call and not feel like giddy school girls<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">... But for now, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:...
 

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It is exciting to have two little ones move in! My best to you and yours.
 

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I'm so excited for you!<br><br>
and a little jealous; I've been licensed for almost 2 months and no calls whatsoever<br><br>
do you mind if I live vicariously?
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: The first placement is so exciting!<br><br>
Were they living with their siblings at the kinship placement or children of the relative?
 

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How very exciting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: Just to let you know, I have been fostering for 23 years now and I still get giddy with each call about a placement!<br><br>
I wish you much joy along this very interesting road you've begun to travel.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm so excited for you!<br><br>
and a little jealous; I've been licensed for almost 2 months and no calls whatsoever<br><br>
do you mind if I live vicariously?</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> by all means!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">CONGRATULATIONS!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: The first placement is so exciting!<br><br>
Were they living with their siblings at the kinship placement or children of the relative?</div>
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I think they're the only two for these parents.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How very exciting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: Just to let you know, I have been fostering for 23 years now and I still get giddy with each call about a placement!<br><br>
I wish you much joy along this very interesting road you've begun to travel.</div>
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thank you... helps me feel a little less like a jerk...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br><br>
can't wait 'til monday!
 
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