Journey through Foster care and adoption

Journey to completing our family

Update January 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — ilovelucy72 @ 4:12 am
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Well, it has been a long two weeks. First off we took Sweetie back to her foster mom’s on tuesday evening. We were both very sad to see her go. She is an amazing little girl! So smart and overall listens well. We would have loved to have her stay with us. We had a wonderful Christmas and it was so fun to have a little one around for the holidays. She was the perfect little one to help us get our feet wet, so to speak.

Something that we found out though is that our beautiful baby boy Sam does not do well with little ones. He became very nervous when Sweetie was here. We had an incident where he snapped at Sweetie, and we realized that night that we had a big problem. We knew that we were going to have other little ones in our home that would be just as loud and boisterous and Sweetie. So, we decided to take Sam to a dog trainer for an evaluation. The trainer basically said that Sam was not socialized well enough with kids, and that he was basically scared of them. He could train Sam, but that was not a guarentee that he wouldn’t snap at another kid. We are devastated. I feel so guilty for not socializing Sam with kids. I should have known better. It just breaks our hearts. We decided that we would have to find him a new home. We cannot take the risk. Poor Sam, it’s not his fault. He is our baby boy. My Sammy bammy. We have found a family that we are going to meet with tomorrow that can give him a good home. Please pray for us tomorrow. It’s going to be a bad day. This has been a learning experience for us, and we will make sure that any child that comes in our home is taught how to respect animals, and we will transition Evan and our kids to be with one another slowly. But as the saying goes, “When God closes a door, He opens a window”. I will post about that window in my next blog.

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