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Yesterday was our seventh anniversary with our Drama Queen.  Just seven short years ago she came to us through foster care.  She was our first foster child, (other than a weekend respite care), and as soon as I saw her I was smitten.   This adorable little girl with the dutch boy haircut and her four front teeth missing stole my heart at first sight.  

The DFCS supervisor called me that afternoon around 5:00 pm and asked if we would be willing to take a four year old little girl.  He said it was probably going to be a long term placement.  I didn’t think twice, I said yes immediately.  We made arrangements for me to meet the caseworker.  I arrived first, and as I waited, I prayed and thanked God for bringing this little girl into our lives for as long as He would allow.  When the caseworker drove up, I saw Drama Queen’s adorable little face peering out the car window.  I got out and opened the car door and unbuckled her car seat.  The minute I took her out she grabbed my leg and said “You’re my priend” ( she couldn’t pronounce her f’s).  My heart melted and I knew that this was the child we had prayed for! 

She was with us for thirteen months and then the judge gave custody back to her birth mother.  For the next two months I grieved and prayed.  I knew it was God’s will for her to be with us permanently, but being without her was agony!!! Two months later her birth mom decided to let us adopt her.  It was one of the happiest days of my life, but it was bittersweet because even though her birth mom knew it was best, it was very difficult for her.  We have an open adoption because we feel that it’s what’s best for Drama Queen and her birth mom.  They talk on the phone occasionally and we try to see her a few times a year.   

The last seven years have been filled with so much love, joy, and at times heartache, but I would not trade one minute of it.  Our Drama Queen has been one of life’s most incredible blessings!  

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