My wife and I have been certified for foster care for over a year, and now we have our first child! We wanted (and still want) to do short-term newborn care, taking care of newborns and helping them get their start for a couple of weeks while the new adoptive parents are doing final paperwork and getting ready for them. But we work with a small agency, and we haven't had a baby yet.
Two weeks ago, we picked up this beautiful little two-year-old boy:
Actually, he's not so little. He's very tall for his age. He's also a happy child who has shown absolutely no fear of anything. We have three dogs, ranging in size from about 15 pounds to 95 pounds, and he thinks they're the greatest thing ever. They think the same about him as he loves to throw the ball for them and he's the Keeper of the Cheerios.
We will have this young lad a minimum of two more weeks, and perhaps longer, as they don't have an adoptive family for him yet. Please join me in praying for him, for the parents who have surrendered him for adoption (a VERY hard choice), and for his adoptive family.
And it is very interesting having a two-year-old in the house for the first time in about 14 years . . .