Welcome to our journey through foster parenting and adopting. I am so glad you have visited my blog.

My prayer is that through my experiences on this journey, I can be of help to someone else. I want Jesus Christ to be glorified through this blog because it is only through him that I am able to make this journey.

Here we go, let's start this journey together.

With All My Heart
Paula

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Meet Mario aka Landon and Sock Monkey aka Little J. They had a great time trick or treating tonight. Seth went to his first teen party and Patton went to a haunted house with friends. I have to admit I was a little sad that Seth and Patton did not trick or treat with us this year. I am not ready for them to out grow these things.

Monday, October 26, 2009

AFTERNOON AT THE PARK

Yesterday after church Seth, Little and myself met Little J's BM, Aunt and sister for an afternoon at the park. Little J's sister will be 4 next month. She had been asking about Little J and so I suggested we go to the park to let them play. The children had so much fun but Little J's sister could hardly believe it was him. She had not seen him since he was 8 mos.

We really enjoyed getting to watch them play together. I have to admit I was a little nervous about the visit, but once it got started it was great. When the time came to leave Little J's sister started to cry and I picked her up and asked what was wrong and she said "I want to go with you to." This broke my heart but I would have taken her in a minute if I could have. I promised her another visit real soon and hopefully they will allow me to bring her to our home to spend the day very soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

POLICY STINKS

Okay everyone, I have said this before numerous times and I will say it again today, POLICY STINKS. I finally got a few answers for the questions I have been asking for weeks. I have been wanting to know if potential father #3 is Little J's biological dad what will be done next? Today I was told that "Policy states, all relatives must be looked at for a potential placement for Little J" This is absolutely sickening to me. Somebody please, please explain to me how looking at family members who have no idea Little J even exist is what is best for him. How is possibly removing him from our home in the best interest of the child? It's NOT but no one at DHR cares about that. They only care about the stinking policy.

Evidently whoever wrote these policies do not have children and do not have a clue what being a family is really all about. It is not just biology that makes you a family.

I hope and pray that this is not the guy either. I was told today that if this is not the guy they will not test anyone else unless someone comes forward after they publish in the paper. Please continue to pray for me, Little J and our entire family.

Friday, October 9, 2009

TEST RESULTS

We received the paternity test results today and there is 0.00% possibility that potential father #2 is the one. We now have 1 more person to test. This is the man that is deceased. This testing maybe a little tricky, but for now we will not worry about that and just be thankful for the news we received today.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. God does answer prayers. He is answering our prayers daily on this journey.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PLEA FOR FOSTER HOMES

I have been struggling lately about what the Lord wants me to do with Foster Care. I know he called me to this ministry and yes I did say ministry. I really believe God led me to and gave me a heart for foster children but how do I use that. We have been so blessed with the placement of Little J and who knows we may have another child through foster care one day.

I think right now the main thing I can do is make a plea for more foster homes. I know on our blogs sometimes we are very negative towards the foster system and rightfully so. However, these children have no control of any of the circumstances in their sweet little lives. They just need someone to step in and be the parents that their biological family cannot be for whatever reason. Sometimes this means being a temporary parent and sometimes it is a forever home. Please do not be discouraged by anything negative I may have said about foster care or biological families.

If you are thinking about foster care, please pray about it and follow God. It is an awesome and rewarding experience to know that you are making a difference in the life of a child. Yes you have to put up with a lot of things that you may not agree with but just remember none of that matters. In the end what really matters is that you gave a child more love than they could have ever imagined and hopefully that will help shape their tiny lives into a warrior for Christ.