I like having four kids. Does that make me crazy? Yes, I am a single mom. I go to a lot of appointments for the kids by myself. When I go somewhere, like the grocery store, I take 2 or 3 of them with me. People do give me strange looks and I get the usual comments "you have your hands full" and if the people know me even a little bit and know I am a foster parent, I get the ever-popular "I could never do it". I have started answering them, "well, you know, I've learned in foster care IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU" .
Anyway, tonight I was picking up Ben from church and I had baby boy with me. Someone who knows me very well and is a huge supporter of adoption and knows I have been a foster parent for 12 years was actually surprised when I said yes I would adopt baby boy if the case went that way. I believe her exact words were "wow, 4 kids" (she and her husband have 6). did she really think that after caring for this little angel for 1-2 or more years in foster care I would just hand him over to someone else to adopt? She does not know me as well as I thought. (oh, and she mentioned my age which really ticked me off, like I'm too old for a baby, which ok, I have thought too, but she didn't have to say it out loud. :0)
I still have 2 spots open in my license and by golly if the agency called me again, I might just say yes to another one! (if they are potty trained! , LOL) so, yes I guess I am crazy.
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