|S, Tigger, and I enjoying ourselves after resolving our 'moment'|
I don't think I ever advertised on the blog that I was homestudy ready for adding a second child into my home, but I have been since the summer and since before meeting S. He knew about it and has been a steadfast supporter. I'm sure it helps that he is a medical social worker and runs groups for domestic violence and substance abuse for the office of probation in the county that he lives in. Anyways in 8 months I had not received a call. Today I did, however, unfortunately, both my social worker and I ended up thinking the match was not a good fit for my home so I ended up having to pass on the match. That always puts me in a bad mood only because children are not vehicles or appliances. Even if I did the best thing for the child by passing so she could then be placed with an appropriate family, the thought process for me is that I rejected a child. That always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Children should not ever be in a position where they need to get rejected or passed by. There are many things about the foster/adoption process that are hard, however, I think that when one says "no" to a match....even if it's the right and best decision due to circumstances....that is the most painful part of the process. My prayers go out to all the children that need homes and that they end up in the right ones.
And in final news, Tigger will begin ballet/tap lessons tomorrow!
|could you just die! I love tiny dance shoes|