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:
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 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....