Well, I haven’t done my summary of The Connected Child – Chapter 5 yet (sorry, Sarah!) We have been a bit busy the last few days but I am definitely planning to get to it, hopefully this afternoon.
Monday afternoon our agency called us about two boys, ages 3 and 4. They are in a foster home now and, due to no reason having to do with them or their behavior, they need to be moved to a new home. After getting some more questions answered yesterday at a meeting with their current foster mom and social worker, we decided to move forward with the placement.
We are meeting them on Saturday and the plan is to transition them living with us by the end of the month. We are really, really excited. In fact, I’m headed out with my mom this morning to buy an second twin mattress and a few other things we might need.
Also, last night, we attended a foster parent appreciation dinner that our agency hosted. At first we were not planning to go but thought it might be a good time to meet other foster parents. We heard from the president of the agency and one foster dad during the program. Both talks were inspiring and just what we needed to hear. We were definitely the youngest foster parents there but we had a great time talking with a few others (including our boys current foster mom some more) and hanging out with the social workers we interact with at our agency. There was another couple sitting at our table and I basically decided they should be our new foster-parent-best-friends. I was hoping to talk with them more but they had to rush out at the end of the program because they were actually placed with a child during dinner! Seriously.
We hope to podcast this weekend after meeting the boys and will keep everyone posted. Thanks!