I get questions all the time: how’s the adoption process, er, foster care thing going? Are you guys still doing that?
Sometimes it’s easier just to do a little post of where we’re at, so here we are. :)
We made the switch to the foster care program (foster to adopt, specifically) from the international adoption program back in February of this past year (you can read all about that decision here).
So it’s for sure been a minute.
Jason and I thought we were all squared away back in February — we thought we had all the physicals, paperwork and, yep, more paperwork done for us to be licensed as a foster family.
What we discovered was that there was actually a lot more paperwork that we weren’t expecting and that we had quite a ways to go. All 5 of us had to get new physicals done.
If you’ve ever tried to schedule physicals for 5 family members, you know how insane this is.
By the time all of our physicals were done it was literally the end of August.
Around the start of the summer, we also started realizing that our cutest little Rottweiler puppy, Duke, was almost coming out of a chill-but-still-puppy phase, to full-on-puppy mode. And while he’s such a great dog, awesome with the kids and everything inbetween, we currently have an 100 Ib. puppy who thinks he weighs 10 Ibs. on our hands.
All that to say, our little Dukinator needs to calm down a bit before we can introduce a baby or toddler girl into the mix.
Apparently, Rotties really start to settle down more around their first birthday, which is mid-December for Duke. This is all important for us as the State really scrutinizes everything you do as a foster family, and we want to make this the easiest transition for whatever little girl will be joining our family. [Read more…]