Yes you read that correctly. Buck and I got official word last week that we are getting to adopt the littlest guy in our home as well. We are super excited! Although he does not have an official adoption date as of now we are hoping to finalize his adoption by the end of the year (however we know how CPS works and are guessing the beginning of the year is more likely).
What a year we have had! As a reflected on what the last year at our house has looked like I remember, sadness, pain, uncertainty, happiness, and now a newness. Buck and I often laugh about how this is not what we ever imagined when we began our foster care journey. We never thought adoption. It's hard not to consider it though after you have little ones placed in your home. We are as I have told many, adopting because we are foster parents! And when I think about both of these precious children and how they were brought to our home, I can only thank God for his hand in every part of their journey to the Baskin house. What a blessing to be able to share their story with them as they grow older.
It's been a joy to share this with our friends and family who have traveled down the foster care journey with us. They are just as excited as us!!! However we do get asked if we are done now. My answer is no! We are happy to grow our family but we also know God has purpose for us. There is a job to be done and children who need a place to live, children who come from hard places. So after a break (once everything is finalized) we will start again. And who knows maybe there are more adoptions in our future....but for sure there are more kids to be loved, who need healing, who need a home.
We thank you for your prayers and ask for you to continue to pray for kids in the system and specifically for the oldest in our home. He is hurting. And also for us as we blend together two 1 year olds of different races, different stories, different families to become one family. One perfect family for us!
Pictures to come soon once everyone is a Baskin, I promise!!!!!