In May, 2017, a 5 month old and her 5 yr old sister were placed with us. They left 3 months later.
It took a few weeks, but we got another placement, a 2-yr-old little boy. We were told his premie newborn baby brother would come to us when released from the hospital Two and a half weeks later, the little guy went to live with his grandmother and the baby was released into their care as well.
We again had to wait a couple of weeks when Baby Girl was placed with us. Then several weeks went by and we received the placement of another 2-yr-old little boy, who turned 3 the next day. He was with us for exactly 1 month before going to live with his mom’s cousin.
About 1/2 hour after he left, we got a call about a 1-yr-old and her 4-yr-old sister. They arrived on our doorstep a couple of hours later.
Then last Friday Baby girl left us. We were just 1 day shy of having her 4 months. Little did we know that another baby girl was born last Friday and last night that baby girl was placed in our care.
In 8 months, we have had 8 children come into our care. We seem to have a revolving door for foster children and while each of them have touched our lives in different ways, it’s not easy having them come and go so quickly.
At this moment, we have no idea how long the sisters or our newest baby girl will be with us. The State of Texas pushes CPS workers to find acceptable family members (kinship) or family friends (fictive kin) that will take these children. So the chances of us keeping any child long-term feels like an improbability at the moment. Still, we will keep the door spinning and accepting children into our home and our lives.