Even If For Only A Moment

This business of loving and raising a child as your own, while constantly reminding yourself that they in fact are NOT you own…..well it’s tricky.

When I got the call that we would be getting a sweet baby girl, one of the questions I asked was “Are there any relative caregivers in play?” We had learned through our training, that the state’s ultimate goal is to place a child with a relative, as it is considered the “least restrictive enviroment.” The┬ácase worker told me that there was a non-relative caregiver that had been named, but the chances of them passing screening looked slim.

As the weeks went on, the chances increased. Fingerprints were taken, a home study was done, and yesterday Continue reading