Tuesday, June 10, 2008

So Long, Latte

Our first ever potential adoptive child left us today. I said goodbye to Latte at the court house and told her I'd bring the last of her things to her mom's house in the morning. If all goes well over the next few weeks then the paper work will be made official. This is actually a very good thing and I'm happy for her and her family. It's sad too, though, for our family and harder than I thought it would be. Maybe it's because she's been with us longer than any other foster child so far, just over 7 months. We've watched her grow and change so much. If Snoopy is placed elsewhere this week as well, then we will be back to just our original family members. I guess it will make our vacation simpler and easier, but I think it will also leave us feeling a little empty, like someone is missing. Saying good bye is always the hardest part I think.


Anonymous said...

That must be so hard to say goodbye.
Will you keep in contact with her?

Jess said...

We gave her mom our number and told her we'd be happy to keep taking her with us to church or just to have her come over and play now and then. I don't know yet if she'll call.

I have a good life said...

How sad. It is good that things are working out with her family, but sad that you have to say goodbye to your daughter...after 7 months, she really is like a daughter.

BTW: I will be in town Monday and Tuesday. If you have time, I'd love to meet at a park or something! :)