All posts tagged: Foster Care

We Have A Date (tentatively)!

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Adoption / Foster Care / General Musings

This past Friday, E and I signed our petition for adoption. There was one moment of panic, when the notary at the bank wasn’t sure he could notarize the petition because E had no identification. Our social worker asked if he’d expect ID for a five-year-old, and while I understand the reasoning behind requiring proof of ID for opening a bank account–so it’s not using someone else’s info for nefarious purposes–this was an adoption petition. […]

To the Brink and Back

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Adoption / Family Ties / Foster Care / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

The “D” word. I said the “D” word. Disruption.  Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. I couldn’t come up with a better reason for him not to go than “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” and couldn’t explain beyond that, so I caved. Next time I’ll know better, but you know what they say about hindsight.  During the summer, […]