Last week, I talked to Scout and Jem’s former foster mom. Right now, they’re fostering eight kids, including a sibling group of four. (They’ve fostered over 120 kids so far!) That sibling group recently met their soon-to-be adoptive parents, so their foster mom was asking me how she could help prepare the new parents. I told her I think anyone going into older child or foster adoption has somewhat rose-colored glasses, and that optimism is a good thing — as long as it’s tempered with reality.
That conversation got me thinking (like most conversations do, which is why I like them). The past two-and-a-half years since we adopted the youngest two has felt like trying to gain my footing in quicksand. I keep expecting things to level out, but it’s still hard. I’m thankful I keep a journal because I can look back and see how far we’ve come — but it’s a slow climb.
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