I’ve mentioned my family before, but let me map everyone out with alternative names for you…
Husband- let’s name him Gian. -38
Son- Elijah – 17. Has aspergers, social anxiety, disgraphia, and depression. He graduated from high school at 16 and is a 4.0 college student.
Daughter- Alex.-16. Alex is technically my stepdaughter. I had eli and he had Alex before we got married. We have had custody of Alex since she was three. She is a junior in high school, but is also a freshman in college. When she graduates next year she will have an associates degree and be a junior in college… At 17 years old no less….
daughter- Gianna.- 14. Freshman in highschool, no serious academic achievements yet, but she has plans to do the same program her sister is doing.
We have raised three happy, intelligent and productive children…
Enter Tituba. That’s a nickname by the way.
About 9 months ago, our family was harry pottered a baby. Yup, drop off and go. No joke. An acquaintance (at the time) had a close friend who long story short had been given a baby she didn’t want, and couldn’t care for. I offered to facilitate an adoption because I know a multitude of families wanting children but unable to have them… We agreed on a two week trial period where the adopted mom (who had lost an infant a year prior and she was barreling through depression and a heavy drug addiction to prescription and street (hard) drugs) could take the time and make sure it was what she wanted… Again,long story short, the baby ended up staying with us (cps got involved) and we are now in the adoption process….
The baby was born addidced to countless drugs, including but not limited to Meth, heroin, cocaine, and I’m not sure of the others…
After that, she was kept strapped in a car seat or in her crib until we got her at 15 months. She could not walk, crawl, and was very weak and sick when we got her…. We have been working with specialist on catching her up, and she has made such an extraordinary turn around!!! She is now happy, confident, and has a love and sparkle in her eyes!!! Her personality is in full swing development, and she is surrounded by a village of love!!!
So here’s the kicker… First off, we didn’t really plan on more kids, lol…and I was a good girl and didn’t get pregnant!! Now, even though we NEVER registered to be foster parents, the cps worker has decided we are his favorite people!!! The adopted mother is pregnant, due in may, and cps has already explained to us that the child will be immediately placed into their custody, and they asked us to take this baby!!!
How strange is it that some people wait their entire lives for a child, yet people keep giving us children??????