Remember back in August when I said, “I have something exciting happening” but I couldn’t tell you what it was? And a ton of you messaged me and asked if I was pregnant? 

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I can finally tell you something. Something I’ve been waiting since August to tell you guys! Our family is growing! But no, I’m not preggers. My parents have been going through the extremely long and torturous process of adopting kids. They’re family members that were put into the foster care system and were then going to be adopted outside of the family. Well, my parents stepped in and said that they’d adopt them to keep them in the family. First can we talk about how amazing that is? I’m 28 years old and have been the baby of the family for 28 years. My parents had a short talk about it and there was no question that they were going to take this on. It started out as just one child and then it turned in to both of his siblings. So, at my parents age, they’ve decided to essentially start over and raise THREE more children. It takes a special person to do something like that. I haven’t brought it up because there are just so many things that could have gone wrong and we endured a lot of heartbreak during the process. We were told on three separate occasions that they were going to be coming out  and then something would happen and it’d get delayed. But, today is the real day. Their plane landed 20 minutes ago and they’re currently on their way to our house to stay! 

Let me tell you a little about the kids – 

Faith – she’s the oldest. She’s 13 and wants to be a cheerleader (YAY!) – her favorite colors are lime green and turquoise. 

Savannah – she’s 6 and is super smart. She loves Frozen and wants to have long pretty hair like Queen Elsa. 

Kody – He’s 5 and LOVES sports. 

 

I’m sure I’ll have lots more to tell you as time goes on. I just couldn’t handle not taking a quick minute and sharing this exciting news with you! I’ve been dying to tell you guys for MONTHS. You’ll understand if I’m not around for a bit. I’ll be spending time with some extended family that has brought them into town. I couldn’t be more excited, you guys. They’re HERE! It’s been such a process and it almost seems surreal that they’re actually, physically here in Alabama. 

 

Questions, Comments, etc, post them below and I’ll try and get anything addressed that you want to know in the next post about it! 

 

GUYS I’M A BIG SISTER (kind of. Depending on how the paperwork goes through. But basically, I’m a big sister.) 

 

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Heather is a 29 year old Social Media specialist that enjoys writing, reading, video games, and nerdy things in general. She has two children, 3 dogs, and a handful of chickens. Her favorite fandoms are Star Wars, Tolkien, and the Harry Potter universe.

35 Comments

  1. Good on your parents. Foster care is no place for anyone to be – especially if they have caring family 🙂 can I offer a word of advice as an ex-foster kid…..have your parents consider a therapist for the kids, especially for the oldest sibling. No doubt the kids went through some trauma, and 13 is an incredibly rough time to have your future uprooted and your legal parents changed on you. Good therapy can work miracles.

  2. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

    That is A-MAZING. Take TRULY special people to do that!

  3. sosomom

    That is really exciting. so glad you parents stepped up to take them.

  4. Congratulations! That is such an amazing thing. Kudos to your parents – enjoy getting to know your new siblings!

  5. Nicole Leith

    Yeah! Congratulations! This was such a great read.

  6. This is so great! You’re parents sound like amazing people! Congratulations on your growing family, having young kids around is always so much more fun, especially during the holidays!

  7. gamerwife

    Congrats to you and your family. And yes, your parents sound like pretty impressive people.

  8. Danielle Knapp

    This is just wonderful – what an exciting time for your family and your parents ROCK!

  9. Aw, this is really lovely! All the best to you, your family and the kiddos! 🙂

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