I had a lunch meeting today with the head of my foster care agency and my new foster care specialist. 

I am so thankful for them.  I had a really rough patch with my previous worker and didn't feel like she was listening or advocating for me.  I have no doubts this will happen with my new worker.  I like her a lot.

They were asking about life in my house and were shocked by some of the stories I told them.  They asked about incident reports.  Honestly, if I wrote an incident report for everything I probably should write one for it would be a full time job.

Most of the things I can laugh about in hindsight.  Some of them I can even laugh about in the moment because of their high level of absurdity.

The head of the agency said three of the things she heard me say today alone would have pushed her over the edge.  Foster Care Specialist said only one of the things would have pushed her over the edge.  What they don't realize is that I waver between dangling over the cliff and thinking I should just JUMP!!

We had a discussion about what I was going to do with my foster care license following the adoption.  I am somewhat undecided.  I am going to maintain my license, because I don't want to have to take the 13 week class again.  It is WAY EASIER to do the continuing education of 12 hours per year.

Will I take another placement?  Most likely.  When?  I don't know.  What kind of placement?  In my mind I have a picture of "the kid" who likely completes our family....for now.  In fact I might even already know the kiddo...I just have to trust God.

I still see six sons in my future...somehow, somewhere.

Praises for an amazing agency.  Prayers for the kiddos who are still out there and meant to be a part of our family.

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