Friday, May 30, 2008

Rinella Foster Home

Guess what I'm looking at right now?

Okay the computer screen doesn't count. I can touch type, you know. ;-)

Foster Parent Identification Card ****** County Human Services Department

Foster Parent Name: Jennifer Rinella
Expiration Date: 5/23/2013
Name of Facility: Rinella Foster Home

How absolutely cool is that?!?!?! I am so excited. And I so wanted to tell someone, but couldn't think of anyone to call (no offense T, you have to put up with me all day at work). So I'm telling all of you.

It's Official!

At some point I'll stop tearing up thinking about it.

I cannot wait till we get our first placement. And, yeah, we got licensed for any age 0 to 18.

It's going to be a wild ride, but we are ready. It's time.


no-blog-rachel said...

Yayyyy!!!! I was pretty thrilled you thought to email me the news last night. I'm still smiling.

DK said...

I'm so excited for you!! So totally excited. And that's so awesome that you're licensed for 0-18!

No one deserves it more. Those are going to be some lucky kids.

Kathleen said...

Fantastic! So very happy for you and all the hard work you put in getting ready for this.

del said...

What wonderful news! I'm really excited for you. Now this is where the fun begins, lol.

Alison said...

YAY!!!!! And thank you SO much for going through the very many hassles to do that. Good for you!!!

We seriously considered foster parenting, years ago; when I asked our pediatrician for advice, she told me that if anyone could handle a screaming crack-addicted baby, I could. That was the most intense compliment, and I have always been grateful for that. And we would have gone ahead, too--but then my lupus suddenly hit, with all kinds of things like kidney failure and stroke symptoms the first year or so. We had to give up on the idea, but the close friends we'd talked it all out with, they ended up taking in foster teenagers! So some good came out of it after all.

Thank you for doing what we wanted to and abruptly could not. Thank you for making a difference. Thank you for caring. YAY!!!

Alison said...

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Hahn at Home said...

I've also fostered-it's a rewarding and difficult experience and I wish you all the luck in the world.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to share some of your experience.

Birthmothers rock.