Taking some time out from our vacation to let my dear readers know that we’ve accepted placement of a 16-year-old girl, who I’ll call Flower) from Guatemala. She will be coming the end of next week and attending ESL classes at Dozer’s high school. The goal is to reunite her with her mother and siblings who live here locally, but there are a few items to check off of a home study before Flower can come home. This case is kind of half domestic/half international foster care, which will be interesting. I’m looking forward to helping a family reunite. I think it’ll be a healing experience after trying unsuccessfully to help Sugar Biscuit’s birth mother get him back.

Next week will be a flurry of getting my kids ready to go back to school, and our family ready to welcome a new member. I’m really glad for this break beforehand!