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Old 04-25-2019, 03:38 PM
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So today was quite the emotional roller coaster. We had a "family meeting " at the children's aide society with our foster daughter's biological family to hash out what access will look like. It's been a long emotional process to say the least but we signed papers to officially begin the adoption probation which is a minimum of 6 months before filing everything with the courts to make it official. We were supposed to enter adoption probation at the beginning of March but ran into a few problems with bio family.

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Thanks. Because she is now officially on adoption probation, we can get her baptized (she's never been). So this weekend, we are able to get her baptized under her new name. Her first name will stay the same. Hollie May Hope Davis. As will one of her middle names. After baptism, she will be taking her first communion. This is all her choice and something she wants to do as she wants to be a server at church. Part of the requirements is that you're baptized.

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Thanks. Because she is now officially on adoption probation, we can get her baptized (she's never been). So this weekend, we are able to get her baptized under her new name. Her first name will stay the same. Hollie May Hope Davis. As will one of her middle names. After baptism, she will be taking her first communion. This is all her choice and something she wants to do as she wants to be a server at church. Part of the requirements is that you're baptized.

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Today is Hollie's baptism. We re doing it at the regular 10am service. Afterwards, we are doing a family luncheon. Hollie is holding a baby who is also being baptized this morning.

Some of her biological family and friends will also be there.


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I keep watching this thread because the lovely Mrs_Bob keeps talking about 'fostering' a kid. I'm not really pro-or-opposed to the idea. We sort of did a fostering of Dasha without ever planning to do so. We lose her on June 1 when I put her on an airplane to move her to Boston.

Real fostering would change our lives pretty dramatically. Not sure I want to take that step, but I do know that the work I have done with several of my fencing students proves that I can care deeply about kids that are not my own and I know my wife can do the same and is obviously more than willing to do so.

I applaud anyone and everyone who adopts!
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One thing you have to remember is that most of these kids carry a lot of emotional trauma from being abandoned and having to fend for themselves. So they are emotionally closed off and guarded and have a hard time trusting adults. But with time and patience, they eventually come around to opening up.

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We're on track to have the adoption process completed hopefully by Christmas for our 12 year old. Her last name will officially be the same as mine.

On another note, we've had a 7 year old girl staying with us since April 2018. She's been the sweetest girl. Always happy. No behavioral issues. No health concerns. Mom has 5 kids and no home. The agency has been working with her to find suitable housing. It looks like that finally happened so when she gets set up this month, our foster daughter will be going home. It's actually kinda sad as we realize that her mother will never be able to give her the life that we did. But she's still mom. We had her older brother as well until his outbursts and tantrums became too much. As much as we wanted to help him, we had to consider our own family.





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It's going to be a happy time and sad time this weekend. We got word today that our little 7 year old is being discharged on Monday. She'll be picked up for school then we most likely won't see her again after having her with us for the past 16 months. It's going to be different without her here.

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Reality is setting in that our precious 7 year old is leaving in the morning and its highly unlikely that we'll see her again. She was always happy. This is the crappy part of being a foster parent.

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