Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I had a good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
If you remember, I posted not long ago about the fact that the time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug. I think the thing that has stressed me out the most is the thought of never seeing her again. I'd always wonder how she's doing and what she looks like as she grows older.

Last week I was on the phone with Baby Bug's dad, discussing an upcoming visit and out of nowhere he says to me, "We've been talking and if you don't mind, we'd really like you and Oronzo to keep in touch even after Baby Bug returns home."

I about fell off my chair when I heard those words and I wanted to cry in relief! I told him, "I've been trying to work up the courage to ask you if we could maintain some form of contact after Baby Bug goes home. We've grown quite fond of your daughter over the past 6 months!"

Baby Bug's dad told me, "You and Oronzo have been so good to our daughter, and to us, that it wouldn't seem right to get her back and never see you again."

Thank you, God, for answering my prayers! Knowing that Baby Bug's parents are willing to keep in touch with us after she returns home and will allow us to visit her makes this reunification goal so much easier now.

I feel as though a great weight has been lifted off of my shoulders!

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At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh OW! I am SO delighted for you. That is wonderful!

At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like they truly are back on track with the parenting thing, by putting their daughters feelings above their own.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger momteacherfriend said...

That is beautiful news.

At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing for you!! God knows what we need!!

Our church is going to be starting a ministry to help families financially to be able to adopt. We have several who have adopted and that are foster parents.

You have touched this "bugs" life with the Love of God!!

At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is so great isn't he?!

What a blessing, today we rejoice with you!!!

At 10:46 AM, Blogger GeonHui's Bakery said...

Great News! What a relief!

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

What great news!

Thank you for the comment on my blog! My husband and I are just starting the foster process. We are waiting on our background checks to come back so that we can start the 6 week training that is required here in Arkansas. I am looking forward to following along on your journey=)

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Donnetta said...

Fantastic News! Thanking God!!

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Carey said...

Im so glad to hear that. Ive been praying for that outcome for you1

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I am so happy to hear that. I don't think I could ever be a foster parent one of the reasons being that I couldn't stand to have to give them back and not know if they were alright or not and never see them again. It would be too hard. I am so glad that they want you to continue to be a part of her life. I think that would be reassuring on alot of levels. Praise GOd.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

What wonderful news! I am so glad you're having a blessed week.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

wow that is amazing! God definitely had his hand in this situation!

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

That's wonderful! Kudos to Baby Bug's parents, they seem to have learned alot in the last 6 months.

At 7:04 AM, Blogger Jada said...

Wonderful news! It literally brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you about this!


At 12:50 PM, Blogger Jill said...

wow- what great news. I can only imagine how hard it must be to have a child with you for any length of time and then have to "return them" to their parents. Heartwrenching.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

I have tears of joy for you and Oronzo and Snuggle Bug... Wonderful, wonderful news!!

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is awesome news! They obviously have her very best interests at heart, since they want her to continue having you as part of her extended family!

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Cathy said...

Your prayers were heard. I am so happy for you!

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Milk Mama said...

Wow! Praise God!!!

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Stacy said...



rejoicing with you in this wonderful answer to prayer! :) what a treat it will be for you to get to keep in touch with her after she leaves!


At 5:57 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

God works in magical ways....what a wonderful conversation to have! I'm so glad you will be able to watch Baby Bug grow even after she leaves your house.

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Yeaaaaah!!! I am so happy for all of you.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I've so hoped this would happen. As difficult as parting is going to be, this will definitely soothe a little of the heartache.

I'm so, so glad you'll continue to be part of her life. For her, and for you.


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It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

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Adoption #2- considering the State
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Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
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Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
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Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
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Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
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Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
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Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
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Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
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Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
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Court hearing for "John Doe"
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