Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Just got off the phone with AT. It's appearing like it's a done deal. There will be a matching meeting with our s/w and Special K's worker to seal the deal. Then the ICPC paperwork will be started. I have a few connections with ICPC in GA but worried that with a state as big as Texas that it might take a really long time on their end. I'm also a little worried because a visit hasn't been mentioned.

A little more info on behaviors including that she is charming, attention seeking, aggressive, destructive, enuresis, poop holding, and been kicked out of school several times. Yep. She's my kid alright!


Jillene said...


Tracey said...

Hurray!!!! Congrats to all of you!! I am sooooo happy for you!! I am doing a serious happy dance over here!!!

(And I guess if these are the behaviors they told you about there's bound to be more fun to come! Yippee!!)


Christine said...

I have a great friend in TX (with lots of social worker initials at the end of her name) that actually said they tend to haul butt in TX with ICPC cases ... of course, I'm sure it always comes down to the person pushing the papers.


Torina said...

Yeee haaawwww!!!! I am so happy for y'all! I have heard good things about the Texas ICPC process as well. I bet you will find out more about visits after the match meeting.

Accidental Mommy said...

OMG! I hope they push it through fast. Our ICPC sucked. I had to call EVERYDAY.

OMG! Another Girl! Does J know this update yet?

Kristina P. said...

This is So, So exciting!!

Jo said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!!! Whoo hoo!

Sheri said...

Yay for Lisa! Yay for J! Yay for K! I am so happy!

Paula Perry said...

wow so cool, i hope for your sake and hers that they get that paper work sorted asap!
I'm really excited for you! Keep us all posted!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Oh yay! Thats great!
Sounds like your kid alright, and just imagine, they are probably holding back a little.

Anne said...

So exciting, I hope things move fast!!

Kelly said...

Oh Lisa! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to follow along with this adventure!!!!

Maury said...

Aww...I am so excited for you! I can't wait until you get to meet her!

Maury said...

Have you gotten to see a photo of her?

Tricia said...

yeehaw!!! haha I had to

Dancing on the Edge said...


Take a deep breath. This is great news! Don't what if yourself to death, about things you can't control. God has spoke to your heart and J.'s heart about this child. Now you wait and prepare. Enjoy the time you have with J. before Special K. comes. All that is meant to be will be, in the right time. It's all good. I know my post is a little more subdued then everyone elses and you can post it or not. You will have plenty of time to help K, soon enough.

Muppet Soul said...

NOW I read this one......

SEE Magic fingers WORK.


Alyssa's Mom said...

I am so happy for you!

That little girl is so lucky to have you for a Mom and J for a sister!

Prayers being said for your family!

Meg an Aggie in Frisco said...

WHOOP! This is wonderful news. As for TX it will depend on what region Special K is in. According to our SW some are great, and so me are not... I am hoping for K to be in one of the regions that seem to have it together!

Yea for you and J!!!!

Anonymous said...

Second, I'm in TX and it is a region by region thing as far as how fast the papers are pushed. SA has a designated paper pusher so that part works almost too quickly. If you want pre placement to go slowly you will have to push for it. They tend to want to place and go.
They lie. I have a son who was demonized in his records (also his and another child's records were mixed up. We never did get the right medical records).He has been my easiest child to raise. My newest son was definitely white washed. They neglected to tell us some pretty important things. His records were also very incomplete.
If you are working through the capital city the workers there will lie to your face about serious behaviors. You can insist on talking to classroom teachers and therapists and to the foster parents. It helps sort out inconsistencies.
I am not saying this to discourage you. However, it sucks when you are set up to fail. The more info you have going in,the better chance you have of keeping J safe and helping K transition home.
(I never listen to my own advise.)
I am praying for you as you re-enter RAD hell. RAD amnesia is kind of like labor amnesia. You remember hurting. You just don't remember how bad it was until you are in labor again.
In the end it is worth the pain.

marythemom said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!

I'm so excited for you guys! Let me know if you'll be anywhere near our neighborhood! I have something I've been meaning to mail you, but it would be more fun to finally meet you in person!

Mary in TX

Mom to biokids Ponito(9) and his sister Bob(12)
Sibling pair adoptive placement from NE 11/06
Finally finalized on Kitty(13) on 3/08 - 2 weeks before her 13th birthday!
Finalized on her brother Bear 7/08. He turned 15 the next day.
" Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

J. said...

sounds just like my little man, yipee for you !

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you and your girls! This is great news!

Linda B. said...

WAAAAHOOOO!!!!! YIPEEEE!!! Gosh, I remember these feelings. Thanks for that. Please keep us posted as much as possible. You are awesome.

Monica said...

Awesome! Congratulations to all three of you!