Fostering Update

I know my blog got run over by stroke updates, and I can’t promise that won’t continue to happen! But as my husband and I discuss our future birth control options, we are scheduling meetings with the foster care agencies I’ve been in touch with since last December. I am super psyched that these agencies will come to my home to meet with me and my husband. It’s such a departure from the foster world we were thrown into in North Carolina. As each day goes by, we settle more into our new home and our new routines. But also it becomes apparent that our family is not settled, it’s not whole. Little One desperately wants someone to play with, and while we do the best we can, in the end playing with adults is just not as fun as playing with other kids! We just think on a different level.

Next week we will meet with the program director for a local foster/adopt agency. He’s been so kind and we’re anxious to hear if my medical condition will change our approach at all. We are hoping to fast track through the application and homestudy process since we got so far last summer and we have everything put together already. This particular program director seems anxious about us getting certified, and he has a training class coming up that we could fit right into. Can’t wait to meet him!

My husband and I are discussing non-pill forms of birth control since I’m not supposed to get pregnant. I still haven’t met with the cardiologist who will give final say on my heart condition and pregnancy, but we’ve been told by every doctor after the stroke that I am not to get pregnant. Not that we’ve been sucessful since Little One anyway, but it is a different situation being told that we can’t try versus trying and aren’t able to get pregnant. So we have to discuss our options with long term birth control. Anyone have experience in long term birth control? Shots or IUDs or vasectomy? My husband is pretty averse to getting a vasectomy but at this point I’m not sure I like any of the other choices any better!


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