Family finally grew, officially at least

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  1. Scsmith42

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    What a great story! Congratulations on your new son.
     
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    Congrats!


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    Awesome. I'm glad he's home now. Love trumps DNA and I'm sure that he's getting more than he ever would have. Give he a hug for me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Congratulation to the family and the new little "Booger"!
     
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    Congratulations all around. What is your school year looking like in your county?
     
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    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

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    Forsyth is all remote for the first 9 weeks, then they will re-evaluate sometime between now and then. His preschool is a private thing, we had to shut down a summer program due to some teachers catching it, but no students have.


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  7. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    This brought a happy tear to my eye, as an adoptee myself.
    You have a lovely family.
     
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    Congratulations to everyone in your family. There are so many positives in your story. Thank you for sharing it with us.
     
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    God bless you booger!
     
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    Amazing in so many ways!

    God Bless y'all.
     
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    Good job and congratulations!
     
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    Alex, this is awesome. I've seen your edited photos on FB and have been hoping for you and your family that this would be coming together. You and your wife have my utmost respect.

    As someone who works in behavioral health I see the need so often for good foster and adoptive families. Glad Ben got you guys.
     
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    Congratulations, it's great to hear good news in these crazy days!
     
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    My niece and her husband have four of their own but have fostered dozens in dire circumstances over the years and adopted two of those. It takes an infinite capacity to love.

    Not just preaching it, living it. Doing His work! Creds!
     
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    Very Cool!

    You're a good man @B00ger!
     
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    I’ve always had respect for you even if we disagreed. Now that respect is even greater. I’m at the point in my life when I want the kids out and you a great enough man to be adding others. I don’t really know what to say but I wish we had more people in the world like you. Your a mans man.
     
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    You and your family are special people. May you always find smooth pathways.
     
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    Congratulations to you and a big hug to Benjamin!
     
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    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

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    It could certainly stand to be a few thousand square feet bigger!


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    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

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    Thank you all for the kind words! It’s truly appreciated.

    Delving into the foster system is certainly a thing that will alter your perspective on things.

    As a father, I cannot imagine not taking care of my children. Being in their lives is as vital to my existence as breathing. So I will admit I was somewhat surprised to see, face to face, a reality where children are looked upon as burdens at best. Perhaps “surprised” isn’t the proper term...but the difference between knowing something exists in the periphery of things is different than coming face to face with it.

    And while I would encourage anyone who feels led to also pursue fostering or at least volunteering. It is, at times, emotional torture. But as bad as it ever got for us, my wife and I would remind ourselves that while it’s rough, it’s nothing compared to what the children involved are going through. Benben is young enough that his memories of life before us are spotty, but he does retain some.

    On a walk recently he asked my wife and I about baby bottles (ok...it was about nipples, so we had to explain it’s how mommies feed babies which led to how some babies get bottles) and he told us he didn’t have a bottle. He was “lost and didn’t have a bottle”. So he, in his mind, factors his early life as being “lost” but now he is found.

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    There are still a lot of kids “lost” out there. But this one ain’t anymore.


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  21. Chdamn's Wife

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    This makes my heart happy. I love happy endings. I wish you all many blessings ahead.
     
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    What a beautiful child.
    What a beautiful family.
    And what a beautiful ending to a story that could have ended up badly.
    Happy Happy Happy!
    Enjoy life B00ger.
     
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    Showed this to my wife, her first comment (after wiping tears) was "makes me want to foster".

    Thank you for walking your faith, you and your family are an inspiration.
     
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    Congratulations, to him, and to your family. Wonderful story!
     
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  25. B00ger

    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

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    Brother, on the day we met with the county adoption agent to finalize our part of the paperwork before it was sent to the court she informed us that she had already done two relinquishments that morning. The need is, ridiculously great.


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    My screen is all blurry now.
    Much respect for you and your family for taking this young man in and giving him the kind of life every child deserves. Like someone said above, you are not only speaking God's love you are living it. May His blessings pour down on you and your family.
     
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    This thread is simply one more reason that I'm so humbled to be a tiny part of such a great forum community of people. All of us have opportunities in life to step up and make a difference in the lives of others and you sir are one that captured the moment.

    Good on you sir.
     
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    I am so proud to know a man, and family like yours.
     
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    Isn't that the truth Basil! I have been very fortunate to have met some of the superb individuals I have met through this forum!
     
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    Damn, good on ya man. That's what we are here for. Got something in my eye, a little dusty in here
     
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    You brought a tear to my eye and that is very hard to do! Bless you and the whole family!!!!
     
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    Where to start, I guess let me start by saying congratulations to all! It takes a strong family to enter into the world of foster care. I am glad we have families like your’s that are willing to step up and risk heart break and emotional trauma. Thank you and God bless!


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    Well played Sir. Congratulations to you all.
     
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    Did ya get his first 22lr crickett picked out yet? That’s when it’s officially official. Congrats on getting through all the legal hurdles. Just found out myself this morning that the wife has my next little one in the oven. Yeehaw for best dad moments
     
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    Congrats. That’s a powerfully awesome thing your family has done for that child. Just awesome.
     
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    Can't say anymore than what was already.
    God Bless.
     
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    Congratulations! I am so happy for you all! My Daddy was adopted, without great folks like you and yours a lot of people would never know what love is. God bless!
     
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    Such wonderful news. Congratulations to all of you, he is blessed to have you all .
    We are blessed to have to have You, and your moral compass to show us a finer path in life.
    THANK YOU for being a prime example of a GOOD MAN.
    ps. my grand daughter is adopted too..
     
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