Monday, July 21, 2014

ICLW & Sick Hubs

Happy ICLW! Since it's been so long since I did an introduction, I think I'll do that for this post.

I am Lynn, otherwise known as Wistfulgirl. I've been married to my fantastic husband (The Hubs) for 11 1/2 years. We spent almost 10 of those years attempting to start a family biologically, but it just wasn't in the cards for us. In 2012, we were approved as foster/adoptive parents. We received our first placement, a 22 1/2 month old little boy, on October 9, 2012. His birthmom voluntarily relinquished her rights to him in May 2013 and his birthdad's rights were terminated in October 2013. He was officially placed as an adoptive placement with us on February 6, 2014 and we finalized his adoption on March 3, 2014. He is our little Monkey =D

We had a sibling group we fostered from May 2013 until December 2013 when they moved on to an adoptive placement (we chose not to adopt them due to family being in the area and the danger associated with them).

In April 2014, we were made aware of and began visiting with a sibling group of 3 children, a boy and two girls. Upon the end of the school year, they moved in with us on May 17, 2014. Parental rights are in the process of being terminated and we are planning to adopt them. They are Prissy (13-year-old girl), The Dude (9-year-old boy) and Princess (8-year-old girl). We are in love with them and Monkey adores them! We're so excited for our family!

We're experiencing all the things we've never really done before. We're getting ready for school, which starts two weeks from today. It has been an experience buying new school clothes and supplies. I'm glad I have a year to plan for it before I have to do it again for all four children! Monkey will start Pre-K next year. Good learning experience for me though!

Sorry I went missing last week. It's been a rough week around our house. The Hubs is very sick. He's been experiencing a lot of abdominal pain for quite a while now, but it has gotten so much worse in the last week. The doctor is pretty sure his gallbladder isn't functioning properly but there is also a concern for Crohn's Disease being present. He had a Hida scan done on Friday to check the functioning of his gallbladder and he is scheduled for upper and lower endoscopies tomorrow. We don't yet have the results back from the Hida scan, but if the gallbladder isn't functioning, it will probably be removed at the same time.

It's quite probable I won't post tomorrow or get to visit any blogs due to being at the hospital with The Hubs, but I will be back ASAP and visiting! Expect me to come by your place on the web =D

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi from ICLW! Wow it sure sounds like you have your hands full! I'm very curious about the way you adopted your son and future sibling group...is it like a foster placement that turns into an adoption?

Wistfulgirl said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks for visiting! Yes, all our children were placed as foster placements. When Monkey's bio mom relinquished her rights, we were given the option of adopting him should no bio relatives be found. We jumped at the opportunity because he is such a special baby! Our children who recently placed with us are still pending termination of parental rights. Once that is completed, should no appropriate relative placement be found, then we will proceed with adoption. They actually moved in with us with adoption being the plan but, until TPR is complete, they are considered a foster placement. It's not the path for everyone, but it's been great for us! We do hope to adopt one more child, though. We want to adopt from birth, either through foster care or through domestic adoption.

torthĂșil said...

Here from ICLW. What a great story. I am so impressed and moved by families that foster and how wonderful that you can make the 3 siblings part of your family too. Looking forward to reading more.

JCH4DCU said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I look forward to following your journey!

Megan said...

Hi from ICLW! That's fantastic that you're adding older kids to your family - what an awesome mom and dad you are to give them a chance!

Rebecca said...

Hi from ICLW. Hoping all will be well with the hubs.

Lisa {Amateur Nester} said...

Visiting for the first time from ICLW... Loved reading a bit about your story and looking forward to reading more :)

Queenie. . . said...

WOW, you have a lot going on! My husband also had bad abdominal pain, and it turned out to be his gallbladder. He had to have it out in the middle of an international move! I feel for you, and wish him a speedy diagnosis and recovery. And that's such awesome news about your growing family. Best of luck with back to school.

Carmela said...

Sounds like your family has had some very exciting things happen lately. Good luck with back to school stuff and hope your hubby starts to feel better!

(Happy ICLW!)

Northern Star said...

Wow, how cool for your family that you grew from 2 to 3 to 6 in such a short period of time! Very exciting for you guys. You must be one busy mama! Wishing you all the best as your husband recovers (that has got to be stressful) and as you prepare for a new school year.

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