04 June 2008

possibly good news (edited)

I *think*, from what I understand, that two of my sweet, sweet girls in 3.10 are on a month-long trial with an adoptive family. This would be L, who takes such good care of me when I visit and her sister, P, who is a gentle woman of faith--at age 9. I'm excited for them and for the hope this gives me for my other girls there...but sad that I didn't get to say goodbye. I'm going to see if a letter can be delivered to them somehow.

I just found out more information...or, rather, I had another conversation about the girls. (Maybe the new information is right, maybe it's not.) It seems that L may be going to this family alone. (She and P have an older brother in the children's home, too.) And, it's a one-month trial before they would foster her--not adopt her.

I know L knew about this, because she told me several times on our last visit that she would not be there for her birthday. (It's the end of this month.) I thought she was going to stay with relatives for the summer and then would be back. And, I thought she said P was going with her. I hope they're together. Watching the sisters in 3.10 take care of each other really makes me want sisters.

I am feeling worried and skeptical...

I'm hoping to go and visit before they go to camp. I just have to find out when they leave. Maybe I'll know more then. At least I'll know if P is with L or not.


JennStar said...

How wonderful for them. I hope you can get a letter to them and that everything works out for their new family!

Tina in CT said...

Are they with a Russian family? Trial basis? Does that mean that the family can bring them back? I surely hope that's not the case.

It's good that they can go to the new family together and not be separated.

Hopefully you'll be able to get a letter to them.

Annie said...

I hope it does work out that you can have sisters, if only because it is so much more likely that a single child would be adopted by herself. Some friends in our parish just committed to hosting a family of three, and I am so excited about this I could burst! I just hope their experience is as good as mine.

Elizabeth in St. P (whose blog you visit, I think) mentioned that in Russia fostering does not have the same stigma that it does here....well, perhaps no more than adoption (as it seems adoption has a stigma there)... But truly in the US (unfortunately), the words "foster child" seem synonymous with "troubled and unwanted". Perhaps it is not the same there?

Tina in CT said...

I was hoping that the sisters would go together.

votemom said...

i think i can feel how conflicted you must be feeling.

please keep us posted.

kate said...

Annie, fostering is a very new thing here. I think the same connotation is applied to all orphans. Your parents didn't want you, so there must be something wrong with you.

Tina, I was hoping for that, too.

Carrie said...

Heart breaking isn't it, to hear of siblings broken apart? It certainly makes me think how I have absolutely nothing to complain about.