We found out yesterday that our foster kids will be spending the weekends with their prospective kinship placement family. This will start tomorrow. We knew this was possible, but the news was not easy to take nor process. At the beginning of May, the judge will decide if they will be removed completely from our home.
Scott and I feel a bit numb concerning this transition. Our foster kids have been with us for a year and we have grown attached. Always in the back of my mind there has been the thought that they could leave at any given time. Still, it makes it no easier when the time arrives.
Selfishly, part of me finds a bit of peace from this news. It has been a long hard year and I will benefit from some rest and time with just our family of six should this transition be finalized.
For now, we will continue to be present in our foster kids’ lives as much as we can. It will be a hard month of limbo, but we will continue to hold on tight to each other as we ride it out.