Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Yesterday when I was walking around the house, the next door neighbor came over to introduce herself. She told me they were a little loud, because they had 6 children.
"That's okay. Are they all home grown?"
"Three are. Three are foster children we're going to adopt."
"We'll have to talk! My daughter is adopted through foster care."
I asked if any were diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder. She asked what that was. I told her to be glad she didn't know. She did say the youngest boy has FASD and ADHD. She was getting ready to take him to therapy.
I see this as another God thing. I'm excited.


maeve said...

Oh for heaven's sake, we're following each other around. This is terrific! A new neighbor with a lot in common.

Now for the other side of it. Why in the heck is there even one foster parent in the world who doesn't know about RAD. It ought to be chapter one, paragraph one in the handbook.

Reverend Mom said...

I was trying so hard to control my cynical thoughts about preparation and the system. If I'd thought about it, I'd have known you would be the first to put it in words. I agree. This morning I've been pondering and have decided that I'm there to support that family. I will be surrounded by opportunities to do ministry. I haven't decided yet whether that is good or bad....