Foster Parenting - Log #13


I've said it before and I'll say it again - life can change in an instant. One phone call can change everything.

Yesterday, we received a call from our caseworker. There was an 18-month old girl in the hospital that needs a foster home for probably 1 to 3 months. There's a relative in another state who is seeking guardianship, but the process is lengthened due to the out-of-state paperwork involved. Of course, anything could happen so we're just taking it a day at a time.

Yesterday afternoon we went to the hospital and met this little one that we'll call Candace (not her real name - we are forbidden by state policies to post names or facial pictures of foster children). We returned in the late evening when she was officially discharged into our care.

This little girl is adorable. Blond, blue-eyed, but so tiny. She has not been offered healthy food, so she's very small - about 17 pounds, at 18 months of age.

So far, she sleeps great but won't eat much at all.

Our goals: love on her as much as possible and fatten her up! :-)


Bella said...

Oh my word! It's amazing how quickly you got another call! I was so super excited when I saw that "Fostering Hope" picture on the top of the post. :)

Praying for this precious little girl and your family! :)

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