Friday, April 4, 2008

Good Friends

We had friends come from out of town. I am not normally one to disguise names to protect the innocent, but in this case I am not going to disclose names. Mainly because these good friends of ours are in the process of hopefully adopting these kids. They are foster children and the system keeps their information confidential so the birth mother does not interfere. The birth mother obviously has some issues if her children are in foster care in the first place, and likewise, if she cleans up her act, her children will be returned. But in the meantime, I am happy to say that these kids have a very stable loving environment and that is what matters. My children decided to join in the family photo (just because they can't stay away if the camera is rolling).

And check out these baby blues (what a cute kid). Oh, the helmet is just to help round out a flat spot.

I admire our friends very much. I can't imagine the courage to take in children and fall in love with them without knowing if they can be a permanent part of your family. All foster parents are quite remarkable in fact. And our friends went from having NO kids to having TWO children under the age of two (no easy task my friend). It was really great to see them and I wish we lived closer or that the airlines would stop charging people to fly (yes, that is one of my wishes in my fantasy world...that, or instant teleportation).


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Sharon said...

How cute Maleen! If only I could be a foster parent too. I would too, if I was, um, married. Yeah, and wasn't working a job that wasn't family friendly - I believe that is a double negative? Anyway...your girls are so dang adorable!

Kari said...

I thinks your friends are awesome. That would be so hard to fall in love with those cute kids and know that they might be taken way. Yet they are doing a great service for those kids.
Thanks for informing the rest of us that there are great people out there doing amazing things.