I’ve been bursting at the seams to tell you!
We are so excited! This has been a journey that we’ve been on for a LONG time…roughly 5 years! Most everyone we know in real life has known for a long time that we’ve been working on getting our foster license but we wanted to keep it under wraps on the internet until the process was complete. We are so excited to announce that, after five long months of paperwork and as of Thursday, July 10 at 1:00 pm, we are licensed foster parents!
The crazier part is that we have already received our first placement! We are not only “Daddy & Mommy” on paper, but we are “Daddy & Mommy” in real life! We are blessed to serve as caretakers for one-year-old twins (twins!! ahhh!!) that have already stolen our hearts!
Side note: I have reservations about calling them foster children. I can’t put my finger on it but something about the phrase rubs me the wrong way. Since cherish is a synonym of foster (maybe not the exact same way that foster means in “foster children,” but go with me here…), I will refer to these little ones as our cherish children. I certainly cherish them and feel that it is honoring to refer to them in this way. And that is my ultimate goal: to honor them and bear witness to their lives. To cherish them.
This has been an incredible ride so far and I can’t wait to share more details with you! It will come in time! For now, thanks for celebrating with us!
***Disclaimer: For our privacy and the privacy of our cherish children, we will not be sharing their real names, pictures, or any other revealing information about them at this time. It is not our intent to shame these or any children in the foster system into feeling like they should be hidden. It is, however, our responsibility to protect and guard them during this delicate part of their stories. If you know us in real life and know or have seen our cherish children, we ask that you respect our wishes to keep the details private. Thank you.***