so far so good. he’s sleeping and i should too!!
How Snap got his name
The day I got Snap was also only the second time Snap’s (white) Mom had ever seen him. He was two months old and his mom kept saying “Oh, SNAP!! my baby turned brown!” Apparently, he had actually darkened up quite a bit since he was born. Seeing as I won’t really call him ‘Snap’ it makes for the perfect internet code name.
Introducing Snap, my new foster care son! He was born the first week of February weighing 4 pounds and change. He was 2 months premature but he is now a healthy 9 pounds and anonymous ounces. His mom is half Jewish and half Italian; his father is from the Dominican Republic.
Figuring out child care
Hi (Lovely Lady Who Clean’s My Apartment’s Daughter - Who Speaks English While Her Mother Doesn’t), It was great talking to you and I’m excited that you might have another person in the family who might be interested in helping out [with child care]. I’m going to leave a couple of copies of the Statewide Central Register (SCR) Database Check forms on the table for...
TOMORROW NIGHT I GET THE 'WHITE BABY'
Soo, I found out a few hours ago that I’ll get him tomorrow night. His name is Snap and he was born February XX, 2009. Yeah, not in November… Craziness! When I asked specifically about when I would get him, the home finder set down the phone (but failed to use the mute button) and shouted, “HEY, does anyone know when she’s taking the white baby home?”. Classy. ...
I'm pretty much exchanging this exact email with...
“Umm you’ll have to wait a whole week and care for this kid w/o any of these questions answered?? And when do you expect to get him? Do we need to reschedule our get together for saturday may 3rd?” I DON’T KNOW. I’M NOT GOING TO KNOW. I WILL LIKELY NEVER BE ABLE TO EVER SCHEDULE ANYTHING EVER AGAIN. but please still be my friend.
Fielding more questions
What else do I know? NOTHING. just that there will be a meeting sometime next week and they’ll bring him over afterwards. it’s crazy! hopefully he won’t have 3 eyes and only 1 leg. but then, that could be cool too. :) thanks for your enthusiasm!
To answer your question(s)....
i received a voicemail message while i was on the subway which said “there will be a meeting next week and we’ll drop the baby off after the meeting”. i don’t have a single ounce more of information except that the child was premature. he must already be in foster care? i guess i let you know what happens next week. i have no idea whether i should drop the news on my...
Some responses from friends
- What? Seriously just like that they are gonna drop him off? Find out how premature he was born since that affects his development and milestones. I’m sure you know but if he is 1 month premature then he should be at a 5 month old developmental stage which normally holds true until infants turn 2. -You need more info!!! He may have been born into care if his mom was high or something. Can...
6 month old biracial boy
i just got a call from the foster care agency. 6 month old, biracial boy born in november. i think i may take him. i’ll know more this afternoon! ahh!!