I was born and raised in California. We moved to Utah with our two sons in 2005. Our daughter was born one year later. Adoption was close to our hearts and we had hoped to adopt a little girl to complete our family.
Our foster care journey began when we fostered and adopted our 1-year-old BOY. We figured we can have a family with 5 kids instead of 4. What’s one more? Everyone needs a place to call home.
We decided to try again for a little girl. Our plans changed when we took an emergency placement of four brothers who would be separated if they could not find a home immediately. We quickly fell in love and were able to adopt them.
Our daughter (7) was still the only girl. Although she loved her brothers dearly, it only took a month before she started praying daily for a sister. One of her brothers wanted to help. He started praying daily with her. Then another brother joined in too. Some little girl out there needs a place to call home.
God must not have realized this was a COLLECTIVE prayer and not three individual prayers! At the end of that year, I received the biggest birthday present ever. We accepted a foster/adoption placement of three sisters destined to be separated had we not taken them.
When I think of all our children have lost; I could not bear the thought of them losing the one thing they had left, their siblings. And THAT is how I became a mama that went from 3 to 11 kiddos in a matter of 4 years.
We have many mental health acronyms in our family. PTSD, ADHD, ASD, DD, SPD, FASD, RAD, OCD, ODD, IED, DMDD, GAD, CAPD, TS, and depression.
I truly hope you find love, support, and friendship in our community From a Mom Back to Me.