Hello to all you fostering and foster/adopt families out there,
We have been licensed for just under a year now, and have found ourselves with a beautiful 5 1/2 mo old baby that we've fallen in love with. He is NOT legally free, and we have a least 1+ year to go before parental termination processes would start.
Without going into identifying details, we took in this little guy as an emergency, temporary placement (was only supposed to last 72 hours) and now, almost 3 months later... he has been identifyed as a long-term placement. Due to his racial background, we may never be allowed to legally adopt him, but he has been identified as a case that will go for at least a few more months.
My DH and I talked about it for several weeks, and we decided to stay in it for the long-haul with him, even though our primary goal is foster/adoption because we believe that all things happen for a reason, and that god wanted us to take care of him. But now--all I can think about is losing him.
How did you survive the uncertianty? If he ends up reunifying now, next month or next year, I won't have any regrets knowing that he had a loving home...but it makes me cry just thinking about it.
Any advice would be helpful.