Wednesday, February 08, 2006

THE call

I remember it exactly, almost word for word. It was what we were waiting for. I was at work at the hospital, outside on a smoke break. When my phone rang. "unknown" said my caller ID. I jumped. The only calls I got that said "unknown" are from the foster agency. The call went something like this:

Me: Hello?
Ms. Investigator: Michelle?
Me: Yes.....Can I help you??????????????
Ms. Investigator: I...ah....Just wanted to talk to you.....about a placement we might have for you
Me: Oh? Well whats going on?
Ms Investigator: Well we have an infant....and her older brother who is 2.....who were placed in
shelter status today.....the infant is on hold in the hospital....
Me: (interuptiing) a newborn????
ms Investigator: Yes.....she was born yesterday....she is in the NICU....tested positive for drugs
at birth....She will be there for a bit....but we wanted to have a home lined up
for them in the mean time.....
Me: What about the little boy?
MI: Well we are not totally sure we will place him in care......He is living with the bio dad right
now.....we have a shelter hearing later today to see where the boy goes.....
Me: So we might just get the baby only then?
MI: Yes.......probally.....we will be sure after the shelter hearing....but
Me: So do you thnk that this COULD be an adoption situation???????
MI: I really dont know...Probally not....but you never know. Mom has a history of drug abuse...
so...........

So blah blah blah......on it went....my heart dropped the moment she said newborn girl. That was my dream come true. Even though she said she didnt think the baby would go for adoption...I just had this FEELING. Like this is IT!!!! I cant explain it. But I was so sure......I KNEW.
The little boy ended up staying with his bio dad, and the newborn was placed with us. She spent 11 days in the NICU. On 8/19/04 we brought her home from the hospital. How lucky was I? I was happy just to experience a newborn, I hadnt dreamed I would have the honor of taking a baby home from the hospital!!!! It was beautiful....

4 comments:

Dream Mommy said...

Michelle,

That was a wonderful story! How awesome that you got to take her right home from the hospital! Did you get to name her too?

Michelle said...

It was wonderful!! I felt like I had my head in a cloud!! We did get to name her. For blogging purposes i'll call her Baby S. I never in a million years thought I would ever bring a baby home form the hospital!!!

kim.kim said...

Why are you calling him bio dad? Are there other dads there so we need to know which one you mean? Don't you mean the child is living with his father?

Michelle said...

My adopted daughter (Baby S) has one full sibling; a brother; who is the little boy we were also supposed to get custody of to begin with. I will call him Little Boy R. The bio dad was able to keep custody of him. The bio dad did not want to keep Baby S. So that is where we came in. Baby S also has a half brother (little Boy D). Her bio mom had little boy D with a different man about 5 years ago. The bio mom doesnt have custody of any of her kids. We adopted Baby S, Little Boy D is with his paternal grandparents, and little boy R is with his bio dad....