Sunday, February 21, 2010
Breaking the Limit
The standard rule in our county is that you can only have eight kids under the age of eighteen in a foster home. That rule can be broken, though, if they are trying to keep a large sibling group together. We got to break the limit for our first time ever this week when our newest foster daughter, "Queen Bee", came to live with us so that she could be with her younger twin siblings. We're calling the 6 year old twins "Captain Kirk" and "Valentine". They are part of a sibling group of eight kids. "Queen Bee" is the oldest of them and had been separated from her sibs.
We're really glad to have them here. They are all great kids and it's been fun having such a full house again. It's still up in the air on how long they will be with us, but we're enjoying it while it lasts. We've also decided to change our foster home status back to "on going" instead of "emergency placement" because we didn't like the new policy that says kids can only be in an emergency home for 30 days. It seems unrealistic and needlessly cruel to yank the kids from home to home like that.
So far they've gotten to celebrate Katie's birthday with us and today they came to church with us. I'm hoping to bring "Queen Bee" to the youth group on Thursday night so that she can make some friends her age. It's got to be hard being surrounded by so many younger kids all the time. Tomorrow we'll work on getting them all enrolled in school.
*NOTE: I've also covered the face of my friend's baby girl since she doesn't want her picture posted on the internet on a public blog.