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Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the current situation that my family is in with my two-year-old foster sister, and I thought I’d share a little about what’s been running through my mind.
This is the first time in a while that we have had a foster child with us whose fate we are completely unsure of. We’ve had a lot of temporary placements in the most recent years, so we have known exactly what was going on and were able to prepare for the separation from the children once they left our home. However, with my current little sister, we have absolutely no idea what’s going on. This started out as a temporary placement in February, but then it turned out that she was going to be staying with us long-term for the length of her stay in foster care. But we haven’t been given a lot of information about her background, or the situation she came from, so we really have no clue as to whether or not she will be going home at the end of all of this, or if she will be able to be adopted. Everything is completely up in the air right now.
People keep asking me if we’re going to adopt my little sister. I really don’t know. There was court hearing this month, but nothing significant came out of it. There will be another hearing in March, and that is the hearing where we should get some real, useful, and telling information. In March, I should know if I will forever be the oldest of seven, or if I will once again be only the oldest of six. Only time will tell what happens.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.