We're Growing!

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Last March I alluded to a possible change for our family. 

Then I never mentioned it again.

That's because the possibility came and went, ebbed and flowed over and over again.

But it always came back.

And now it is official.

We have been selected to adopt a sibling set of 5 children out of our local foster care system.

The CASA attorney filed a motion for the younger 4 children to be moved to our house immediately (which means 10 days or less) because their current foster placement isn't good for them.  The oldest will join us more gently as his needs preclude sudden change.

We are diving into the deep end of the special needs pool with emotional trauma, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, speech delays, and some as-yet-not-understood cognitive delays.

I'm not sure how to identify the children here--all of the boys are J, and the girls are both L . . . :)  That means we have J6, J3, and J2 joining us along with L4 and another Baby L.

Clearly I need some new internet names for our crew.

I don't know how much or how little I'll be blogging in the coming weeks--I might never write, or I might write too much.

We'll see.

In the mean time, we're reorganizing bedrooms and hunting down car seat sales and pulling clothing boxes out of the garage.


  1. Oh my! What an amazing opportunity and challenge. I'll pray you all find ways to settle in and that you have fantastic help through the special needs challenges. Those can be hard.

    For internet names - good luck! Maybe name each one after a fruit, animal, or just letters in order by age (so oldest would be A15 or whatever her age is, next would be B13, etc. That would take you from letters A-M if I counted right.).

  2. I love miracles. I am so behind you in this... What an adventure/ride it will be!

  3. Wow! That is wonderful! Yes, it will be hard, and worth it. Looking forward to updates as you have time.

  4. Wow! I read your post this morning and have been walking around in a haze of amazed admiration. Good for you guys! We will be praying for you, the family, and your newest additions. We will completely understand if you're not around the blogosphere much in coming weeks!!

    Diana :)

  5. Wow! Prayers are definitely headed your way! Congrats!

  6. Congrats! Praying for all of you during the coming weeks!

  7. Congrats! Praying for all of you during the coming weeks!


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