Congratulations! Are you guys excited?
Thank you! Yes, very. And fairly overwhelmed, too.This is a baptism by fire into the foster care system, and into the world of newborns again.
Are you sleeping at all?
No. No, we are not. And yet miraculously, I am functioning just about as well on two or three hours of sleep now, as I was on the eight hours I was getting before the babies came.
What are their names?
Out of respect for the little ones and their birth family, we won't be sharing those here on the web. I'll be calling the boy "Jem" and the girl "Scout" here on the blog. Rest assured, they do have real names in real life.
I want to see pictures of their sweet little faces! Where are they?
Again, I wish I could share, but foster children need extra precautions taken, so you won't see them here. Family members and friends... please be sure I have your email address so I can make photos available to you.
What's the deal with the birth family? Why are these children with you? And how long will they be with you?
Honestly, we know very little so far. And once we do, we will not be able to discuss it. I hope you'll understand our need to protect the privacy of the babies and their family. As for the length of time... we have no idea at all.
Is there a possibility that you'll be able to adopt these little guys?
There is always that possibilty, although somewhat remote, and we would if that were offered to us. But we are not even going there right now. These children have parents, and we respect that. I can't and won't try to wish the twins away from them. Coveting your neighbor's child has got to be pretty high up on the list of no-nos, right? But we love them, and we'll take it a day at a time.
Won't it be hard when they leave you?
Yes. Oh my gosh, yes. But I would still choose to do this, even so.
How is Zach handling all this?
Amazingly well. That kid has really stepped up to the plate, and I am so proud of him.
You're loving this, aren't you?
You have no idea. ♥