Foster Parent

Braxton Hicks

A reflection from 2 years ago…

Braxton Hicks…

NO…I am not pregnant but I am in my final trimester.  I have been expecting for 2 1/2 years.  An expectation filled with pain, worry, grief, anxiety, stress…I know…I know…sounds like most pregnancies.  However…I have been pregnant with someone else’s child.  I am a foster mom.  I spent a year caring for a child that was not my own.  Loving a child that was not biologically nor legally connected to me.  Here we are over 2 years later ready to deliver.  You see about a year and a half ago it was determined that this love of our lives would not be returning to her biological family.  Her biological mom and dad could not sustain clean living nor care for her.  So we quickly and joyfully stepped up to the plate to adopt.  To bring this wonderful child into our home forever.  We thought it would happen right away but it was Braxton Hicks.  False labor.  Because as with most government agencies the process is long and filled with red tape.  We have been waiting and longing for the day to call her our own.  Well, I am beyond thrilled to say that this day is in sight.  We had a meeting with the adoption supervisor yesterday and on December 6th, which is our next court check-in we will get our adoption day.  A day I was fearing would never come!  So safe to say I am in my final trimester!  I can feel my heart starting to bursting at the seams!   We will celebrate that day like most new parents.  We will have our family with us.  We will take lots of pictures.  We will laugh and rejoice.  As with most new parents, we will forget the long painful road that led us here because, in the end, we will be able to take our little girl home and share more than space with her…we can share a name and a future!


  1. Sue E

    Your review was beautiful and heartfelt!! I loved the way you compared your journey to being pregnant! There are so many children out there that want and need a home and a family to belong to! I have thought of adoption many times when I was having my babies. I felt that God blessed Us and I wanted to give something back! Thank you so much for sharing your good news! I do hope that you do show pictures and milestones. God Bless 😍

  2. Linda Manns Linneman

    This is awesome news. I am so happy for you. Anything worth having is worth waiting for. May God Bless you

  3. Lauryn R

    Oh how exciting for you, congratulations!!

  4. Beth McC -- Midwest Redhead

    What a lovely story! How wonderful that you are able to adopt the little sweetheart! Thanks for sharing this.

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