I still have one vacation post to write, but it's time to pause and make a little announcement.
A couple of you already know, and a couple more of you may have guessed. For the rest of you, here it is:
Liam is about to become a twin!
As Paul Harvey would say, here is the rest of the story:
In early April, Randy and I received information from Liam's previous caseworker about a little girl on her caseload who was going to need to be moved soon, as she was about to be referred for TPR and was with a foster family who would not be planning to adopt. I had mentioned to her in the past that I hoped we would be able to add one more child in the future, and she wanted to know if we were still considering that, so she could have us looked into as a potential resource for Baby Girl.
There's a process that has to be followed when looking to place a child in general, and especially when placing a child with an adoptive resource. As we waited (somewhat) patiently for the process to occur, I checked in regularly with the CW to see how things were coming along.
Eventually she was referred. To another family. I never received "official" word that she was being placed with the other family, and I didn't pester the CW for it, because in all honesty, I didn't want the official rejection. I had a nagging feeling in the back of my mind, but I knew that God was watching out for her, and I decided to simply pray for her, her safe-keeping, and her future.
When I didn't hear anything more, I assumed she was being moved to the other foster family. I moved on mentally, simply saying a little prayer for her whenever she came to mind.
Last week, we got a phone call from the CW. Baby Girl's placement fell through. She had a couple of visits with them, and on the visit that was supposed to continue into official placement, they decided they couldn't do it, for personal reasons. CW went to pick her up and asked Placement what she should do; they asked her to see if we were still interested.
So we'll be starting visits with her next weekend. She is two months younger than Liam; so I will have the boy-girl twins I've always wanted :-).
More to come as we continue on this wonderfully crazy journey :-).