Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Preparing to say goodbye

Have you ever had the feeling of impending doom?

Yesterday will be a day I will remember for a long time, and not for good reasons. We were notified that our only foster child will be moving on in the next few weeks.

Saying goodbye will be the hardest part. Watching her leave, will be a gut wrenching experience. All the stuff related to getting her ready to go, will be like pieces being cut out of my heart one by one.

She will know something isn't right, but not really understand. One day someone will come to pick her up, and take her away. She may never hear our voice, smell our breath, or see our faces again. She will be legally kidnapped; whisked off to live with a foreign family she has never met.

We likely to be done being a foster parents. We'll stay in the system long enough to make sure that a broken child isn't returned to us. But we cannot willfully participate in a system that hasn't caught up with the latest medical research on mental health. We will find other ways to advocate for kids that need help.

Thanks for your prayers friends. If you have a few spare ones, send them up on behalf of baby K.

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