As some of you know we are licensed foster parents and have been waiting for kids to come into our home. We wanted to stay with young children since we are having a child of our own and wanted them all close in age. We got the call Friday asking if we would take a placement of a 2 year old and a 5 month old, both little girls. We jumped at the opportunity and said yes right away! The case worker did warn us that the family was very transient and was going to be difficult to locate, so we hoped for the best. We spent Saturday running errands, picking up diapers, formula and a few odds and ends stuff that we didn't already have. Then we waited, and waited. We got a phone call from the Country Children Services at 10:30pm the girls were at the intake center and being evaluated by a social worker and nurse. We were told to pick them up around midnight. We arrived very nervous and excited for the journey to come. We had to wait a little while, but we finally got to meet both girls. They are bi-racial, beautiful little girls. Both are good weights and don't appear to be malnourished. The toddler took to me right away and has become my little buddy. The baby is super good and is a chunker! We got them home and in bed around 2am. Considering they were just taken out of their home and with total strangers the night went perfect. We read a few stories, then tucked them in and both went to sleep pretty easily. The baby woke around 530 am, drank a bottle and went right back to sleep. I got up with her, fed her downstairs and slept on the couch while she slept in the pack n play. I let my wife sleep until 930 when the baby woke up again. I woke up the toddler so she didn't sleep all day and we are hoping to get her to take a good nap this afternoon. We really couldn't ask for an easier 12 first hours. My wife cooked us a yummy breakfast of eggs, bacon (I was totally craving it) and toast. As we sat at the table with the toddler (while the baby was sleeping) we just looked at one another and smiled. We asked the toddler if she liked the food and she said yes and "thank you". We both teared up and realized that our dreams have come true. We both have dreamed of being parents, made the decision to become foster parents and it has all come true for us.
We have a ton of arranging and organizing to get done today. Talk about instant family! We are just elated and a little scared. So if you all wouldn't mind sending positive vibes our way. This is not going to be easy, but we are up for the challenge.
T & G My wife and I married 9/10/11 in Niagara Falls, NY
#1 ICI 12/15/12 BFN on 12/29/12
#2 ICI 1/11/13 BFN 1/28/13
#3 ICI 2/11/13 BFN
#4 ICI August 2013, Clomid 100mg BFN on 8/30/13
#5 ICI September-Clomid 100, mg ICI 8/15 and 8/16, BFN on 9/3
#6 ICI October-Clomid 150 mg for 5 days BFN 10/27
uterine laparoscopy on 11/14-no endo or cysts
#7 IUI December-Clomid 150mg BFP 12/21
12/23 Beta 51 12/26 Beta 209!
First ultrasound on January 8th 2014-great healthy heartbeat
Second Ultrasound January 23 (8 weeks) we got to see and hear the heartbeat
Third Ultrasound Feb 4th(10 weeks), then will released to OBGYN'
It's a GIRL!
We welcomed Adalyn Cooper Elizabeth on 8/29/14
She was 7lbs 11oz and 19.6 inches long
Proud foster parents to two little girls ages 2.5 yrs old, M, and 1 year old, K