Nothing MuchI know it's been quiet on the sandd front. I guess we're on a fostering sabbatical.
Honestly, it's been nice. No social worker visits, no ups and downs, no worrying. Just enjoying our boy.
I think we're going to open our home again sometime in September. We've been talking about it, and that feels right. We're lowering our age range to under 1.5 years old, so that there's a bit of an age difference between any child and Joseph. I've always heard it is best to only take kids younger than your youngest.
We've heard nothing else about the little brother. I have no idea what is going on. We pray that he is okay and someone is taking care of him. Not knowing is difficult. I'd give just about anything to know where he is. He looks just like Joseph.
We also took care of Joseph's foster family's foster baby girl (got that?) a few weeks ago. That was fun. She is a cutie and Joseph did well with her. It was a reality check, though. Three days with an almost 2 year old and a 3 month old and we were Exhausted! I'm hoping if we do get another child, they are old enough to sleep through the night! :-)
We definitely won't be adopting the little girl, as I pondered about before. There is another family that the department is considering for her (I knew deep down that we wouldn't be able to take the easy road twice). And now the foster family is thinking they'll adopt her.
That's a bit of an awkward situation in some ways. They really seem to want to be in Joseph's life for the long-term (which is awesome!), but I wonder if he'll ever wonder why they adopted her, but not him. But dealing with that is a long way away and it might never even be an issue. I do, irrationally, feel a little bit hurt for him, though. It's a tricky, slippery slope when it comes to adopting children and picking who is right for your family. Either way, it is a choice they get to make and it is a choice, I believe God gets to make. I believe Joseph was meant to be with us, and that is the most important thing. And in the end, the best thing for little girl is to stay right where she is, they are a wonderful family.
So, that's about it for now. Maybe things will spice back up a little soon. :-) We did hear from LG a few weeks ago. He's doing wonderfully with his new family and they should be finalizing his adoption very soon. Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy that makes us. Talk about answered prayers. He is finally, finally home.