We've had an interesting week regarding foster care. The two sisters we got on Monday went to a new home in a different county on Wednesday. They were such a joy to have. It was like one long sleepover party with all four girls having such a good time together. I wish they could have stayed longer. I've misplaced my camera again, so I can't upload all the great photos we took yet. I'm attributing it to "pregnancy brain".
Thursday night was the day of the big foster parenting information meeting that we put together at our church. We hoped for a larger turn out, but were happy to have a few families that seemed very interested and took home application packets. Our county is in dire need of more foster families, especially those that are willing to take in babies.
Friday we went shopping at the Broomfield mall to get some maternity clothes. I accidentally left my cell phone at home. While we were out we got a call from the county placement person saying they had a sibling group, currently living in separate foster homes, who they are hoping to place together in our home. Unfortunately, I didn't get the message until business hours were over. They are supposed to call us again on Monday and set up a transition to our home, which will be a nice change from all the middle of the night emergency placements that give you an hour's notice if you're lucky. The kids are a 4 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. The boy shares a name with a couple of my close family members, which is fun (and if you know me well, that gives it away). This would be a longer term placement theoretically. We're also waiting to hear if the sibling group we were hoping to be chosen as an adoptive family for ends up with us or not. The decision will be made by the end of this month.
Finally, in non-foster related news, the first night of AWANA went well. I got a promotion. I'm going to be the leader in charge of Danya's group because they were short one. That will end at the Christmas break as they'll have another leader available to take over in the Spring. Good thing, since I plan to be busy having a baby in February. I've got about 3 more weeks until I find out the gender. I'm still open to name suggestions!