My husband thinks I am insane. and maybe I am.
I peruse the pictures of kids in foster care that are potentially available for adoption monthly. It's an obsession. It's a huge obsession-I want right now to start the process. Actually, I wish it was already started. I have criteria established-basically age and what level/kind of (any) "issues" we could handle.
So, he was not surprised when I shoved the computer at him and said, "Look-I want to adopt them-and I am serious."
He was not surprised at that. I have pointed out several children before. Usually to get him thinking about starting the process-because it can take awhile to even get approved-and "those children" will most likely be adopted...or older than we want to adopt.
He was surprised at what I showed him-a sibling group. Not of 2...or 3 siblings...but 4 siblings. 4 perfectly adorable siblings under our age criteria. 4 children with "issues" that appear reasonable (it's foster care people-there are always issues) 4 siblings who I know I would love. 1 stop shopping. 1 crazy adoption process. 4 beautiful kids? 4 beautiful related-look alike-kids!
He thinks I am insane- and I am. But, we could do this, right?
Ok-I admit. The dreaming side of me is insane. The reality side of me is trying to comprehend housing, feeding and clothing them with our budget-- from zero to 4 kids overnight. all at once? but the dreaming side has me-well, dreaming. All night I dreamed of them.
I am insane. But.....what if we could do this?
For now, I will dream....