There's one bit of news about Pterodactyl and her mom I didn't blog about yet. Before she moved, we learned her mom was pregnant. What seems like impossibly soon to be pregnant.
So, we knew when that baby was born, or shortly before, the agency would probably want to match us up. We decided we wouldn't stay empty just to wait on that placement, but if it all fell into place, that would probably be a good thing. We know the family, and while I wouldn't say we had a positive relationship with her mom, it wasn't clearly negative either, which is better than her relationship with some others at the agency. The grandma who has the siblings knows us and actually said she wanted this baby with us.
So, we're ready, waiting on the next placement, come what may.
Then I got an e-mail from our licensing worker that there are BABIES due in June, Pterodactyl's siblings. Twins. Would we consider taking them, if they came into care?
Sooo... we were only planning on taking one child at a time. Maybe reconsidering in the future, but we weren't there yet. And oh man, twins. I have friends and family with twins. It's insane, especially as newborns. And have I mentioned that B is not a newborn person? I'm like 50% a newborn person. I can do it, but I'm a much more cheery person when they get to 6 months or so. But poor B is in near misery. And TWINS. And he kind of just wanted 2 or 3 kids originally.
So, we asked some questions about whether the agency is hoping we would stay without other placements to wait on the twins. We're trying to figure out what the need is. Figure out what this "if they come into care" is about, because it really seems unlikely they wouldn't. Lordy, if Pterodactyl's mom was in a good place to try out parenting, it doesn't seem like twins would be the best bet. And B, bless his heart, says of course we would take them. He had his head in his hands and swore a bit first, though.
B: "This is how it starts! Then you turn around and you have 10 kids!"
Me: "They are literally multiplying before our eyes."
Oh, foster care. It's true we wouldn't write these stories this way. I did feel led to pray for Pterodactyl's mom Sunday night with our small group. This must have been why.