Post by oneslybookworm on Feb 2, 2019 21:28:35 GMT -5
We recently had our son evaluated for delays, because we noticed he wasn’t really talking at 18 months. The eval agreed so we’ve started speech therapy this week. I’m hopeful it improves because the current mode of communication is a pterodactyl screech that is absolutely piercing!
In other news, things are going well here. We’re coming up on the 1 year “anniversary” of our finalization. It’s gone by so fast!
Post by honeydew1894 on Feb 3, 2019 14:28:32 GMT -5
Life is just life over here. DS (6.5) is rocking first grade after a really tough K. We think he was immature but academically ready so we sent him as a young 5. What a difference a year makes. DD (3.5) is loving her preschool.
I’m excited this board has activity! Hopefully I can join in.
Backstory: DH and I decided to foster-to-adopt after a bad blood draw during IF treatments caused permanent nerve damage. It was our first round, and I had some guilt over quitting so early since we had great insurance coverage, but I was done, done, done, and it turned out to be the right decision for us. We made the decision summer 2017, were officially open as a foster home March 2018, and less than a month later, got a call about an 11-year-old girl who would likely be freed for adoption in the near future. She was older than we’d prepared to take, but she was such a good fit for our family that we decide to go for it. (DD is so similar to me personality wise that everyone comments on it.) The past 9 months have been an emotional rollercoaster, including a point where it looked like she might go back to bio mom, though that turned out not to be the case. We’re in the middle of the TPR process right now, and we’re lucky that she has has some awesome aunts and uncles who have been a great resource, continue to be involved in DD’s life, and are supportive of us adopting her. The process has been awkward, but DD is so awesome and fits our family so well that we’d go through it again.
We just got our paperwork that officially opened our home for foster care today! So, now we wait for a phone call. We got a listing of available trainings, so I was going to sign us up for a few on the advice of our home coordinator.