Hello friends and family.
It has been some time since I last posted on this blog. This place used to be a place where I would post updates about my life with diabetes, school, and generally rant. I’ve changed a lot in the past years. And today, I have an announcement. I am soon to be the father of two beautiful children.
Now before you get any ideas, my fiancé and I are not having a baby. Three and a half years ago, my Mother-in-law-to-be, Darla, became a foster parent at Children’s Aid Society of South Simcoe. Soon after, a three week old little boy came into her care. His parents weren’t able to take care of him and unfortunately lost the chance to see this little miracle grow up. Around this time, I met my best friend, Sarah, Darla’s only daughter.
Fast forward almost a year exactly and I started dating Sarah. We had been best friends since the moment we met and some where deep inside us both we knew we shared a bond that goes deeper than friends could go. As friends we spent a lot of time together. I became part of the family and a bond was created between me and the little boy in care. He looked at me like an uncle or a brother. He loved me, and I him. Some more time passed, and Sarah and I moved in together. The little boy got bigger and his biological mother got pregnant. After 2 and a half years in Darla’s care, the little boy got a little sister. Still unable to take care of her children, this precious little angel was taken away and placed in Darla’s care during her ten day stay in the neo-natal intensive care unit.
Things were getting serious in Darla’s house at this point. Darla and her husband Murray in their 50s, the file on the children not going anywhere, something had to be done to move things along. These children were growing up so smart and fast. Sarah and I were co-parenting the children with Darla and Murray. They would stay over some nights with us. We were just as much mommy and daddy as Darla and Murray were. After much discussion, we made the decision to put our names in to adopt these two beautiful kids.
It wasn’t easy. First thing we had was the parenting classes. Training for dealing with traumatized kids, attachment parenting etc. Our library at home is full of adoption parenting books. We had interviews and home studies and tasks we had to do. We had to find a three bedroom house to rent months before the kids would even move in. It was all worth it.
Nearly a month ago, our adoption worker contacted us about creating a transition schedule to move the children in. On march 3rd 2015, the kids will move in to their new home and live with us as our children.
So, my friends and family, I would like you to please welcome my son and daughter, Darnell Leo Gerald Joseph Saulnier (née July 18, 2011) and Miley Margaret Louise Saulnier (née November 26, 2013) to their new family and the rest of their new lives.