• One Year With R2D2 - Another Fostering Update
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    One Year With R2D2 – Another Fostering Update

    Wow, here we are. I can’t believe that today marks one year that R2D2 has been with us! This is the longest we’ve ever had a placement and truth be told: we’re pretty attached to him. The last year has been a rollercoaster of emotions, mainly because we have no idea what is going on with R2 in regards to how long he will be in our home. It feels like we just wrap our minds around one idea (like him staying or him going home soon) and then it changes. A couple of weeks ago I figured he would probably be out of our home by the end of…

  • Another Foster Care Placement
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    R2D2 Gets a Sidekick

    I had full intentions of writing a fostering update today. Next Saturday marks one year since R2D2 came into our home, I guess I’ll write that update next week, for now, here’s a mini (or not so mini) update. On Wednesday we got a call and on Thursday R2D2’s little sister came into our home. In sticking with the Star Wars theme, her nickname online will be BB8. BB8 was our one exception when we changed our range of acceptance last year. She isn’t quite six months old and as of right now we have no idea how long she’ll be here. I’m hoping to have more to share in…

  • Saying Yes to another foster care placement
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    It’s Been 10 Years Since I’ve had a Baby This Young (AKA We Said Yes to Another Placement)

    About two weeks ago I got a call from our social worker asking if we would be willing to accept another foster care placement. According to her they were planning on shutting down some emergency homes due to COVID-19. We agreed to have kids presented to us and we could decide on an individual basis if we would say yes to a placement or not. Later that week we got a call about a seven month old boy that we ended up saying no to. Mostly because he was not a great sleeper and lately R2 has been having some sleeping issues, and the only room we have for foster…

  • Foster Care
    FOSTER CARE

    I’m Glad He’s Our Second Placement

    Little R2D2* has been with us for almost two weeks now and I’m so thankful he was our second placement. (*Originally I was going to call him Alfalfa here on the blog but he makes this noise that sounds just like R2D2 and the kids were adamant that his name here had to change, so R2D2, or R2 for short, it is.) Honestly, if he was our first placement I think we would have been lulled into a false sense of security and feeling like “we got this”. Our first placement was hard (for us) and now I can say it was a good thing. We’ve only been fostering for…

  • Changing Our Foster Care Range of Acceptance
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    Why We Changed Our Foster Care Range of Acceptance (and what we changed it to)

    While Buzz and Woody were still with us we knew we were going to change our range of acceptance for our next placement. Their social worker constantly raved about how well they were doing and how good our home was for them but the truth is, it wasn’t the best for our family. The three and a half months they were in our home wore on all four of us and our family as a whole. A lot of that we felt and were aware of and some of it we didn’t even realize until they were gone. I know God knew exactly what He was doing by putting those…

  • Fostering - taking another placement
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    And We’re Back at It

    Well, yesterday afternoon we had a social worker drop off a 17 month old boy so I guess we’re back at it! Originally, after Buzz and Woody left, we had been planning on taking a break for a few weeks but we took last weekend to hang out as a family and then did a quick little trip to Edmonton and actually felt rested and ready to take another placement. We did make some adjustments to our range of acceptance, which I’ll share more about in another post, but we did make the decision to only take one child this time. I don’t have an online name for our little…