Reality Check — The Bump
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Reality Check

I know this will sound stupid but it just dawned on me that we really and truly may lose both girls. I think I was in denial about the realities of this screwed up system and truly belived that the right thing always happens.

This case may drag on for a year or longer, per our social worker, and at the end we may be childless, have to give up the children we love. How fair is that? What was I thinking?

I cannot stop crying or feeling like an idiot. Why did I think I could do this?


Re: Reality Check

  • i'm so sorry Sad

    I've heard time and time again that there is no way to truely prepare yourself for all the hardships that come w/ foster parenting. the only thing you can do is hope/pray and rejoice in the time you do have with them.  one day at a time.

  • I'm sorry. Not that it helps but try to focus on the days you have with them, and how much better you're making their lives right now.
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  • I had custody of my cousin for 2 1/2 years.  I got her before she was 2.  I felt like she was mine and vice versa.  Her mother got custody back a year ago.  No way to prepare for that hole.  Ugh.  I hate that you're going through this. 
  • I'm sorry hun.  You're doing a very special thing by opening up your heart and home to the girls.

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