journaling my life as a single adoptive/foster mommy so I can share our life and remember these things when I am old.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This girl is four years old today. Every year I think back to what it was like when I found her. Here is the story. I knew her birthmother was pregnant since she was about 2 months along and still visiting with Ben (sporadically) I knew the chances were good that she would have this baby placed into foster care since she has a long history with DCFS and Ben was still an open case. I asked the caseworker every so often when she was due and what she was having. He told me that she said she was due in May and she was having a girl. Something deep inside me kept saying "April" I don't know, maybe the voice of God. LOL. but for a few months, I kept hearing April as her due month, I knew she was lying to the caseworker to buy time. I happened to know where she was living at the time and it happened to be on my way to Wal-mart, so one day I just turned and lo and behold, there she was walking down to road in the rain, HUGELY pregnant. I called the caseworker when I got back to work and told him I saw her and she was due not in May, but any time.
about 2 weeks after I saw her, she had the baby. Now here is where it gets interesting. I have a friend who had twins on April 10 so on April 12, I was on the hospital website looking for pictures of her boys. suddenly i saw this baby girl and I knew it was her! I did a little double checking and even called the hospital and asked for her birthmother by name, (yes, I am ashamed to say we hung up when she answered). I notified the caseworker who did what he needed to do, and a few weeks later on May 15, my baby girl came home! I drove around for a month with her carseat in my van and had her bag packed. I just knew, that when the time was right, she would come home to me. God has amazing timing.
Caitlyn Amelia Joy is such a blessing and we all love her very much. Happy Birthday to my Princess!
I'm a very busy mommy of three beautiful adopted children. My big girl, my little man and princess monkeybutt are my world. Adoption has become my passion and I do whatever I can to be an advocate for foster children and adopted children. I love my family and we are loving God, loving each other and making life up as we go along!