We just found out we have been home study approved, with one more visit to go. For our final study, we have to have the actual… you know… um, baby equipment and all that.
This morning we picked up the emergency supply basket, giving us baby medicine and soap/shampoo and thermometer and brush and teething supplies.
We also got one package of each size of diapers:
We already had a package of newborn size from before the second miscarriage. Sigh.
On Saturday we go pick up the other baby things we will need to be ready to start fostering in just a few weeks! I can’t believe it is really almost here. So much has happened this year already.
Obviously that is not enough diapers for any one child for very long, or all we need, but we only have to be ready in case a child is brought to us in the middle of the night or on a Sunday. Then the next morning they will bring us age and gender specific clothes and toys and food. All of this provided for free, and we just return what we don’t need after fostering or exchange for things for older kids later or whatever our family needs are. I am so glad that this is the program that approved us! We really are grateful.
I think we are starting to be excited, I think, maybe, I think, maybe for the first time.
It feels good to be planning for life again, instead of only feeling so much grief (repeatedly).