Monday, April 26, 2010

Loon Magoon's Story

Our beautiful Emalie has her own special story. Emalie was removed from her home when she was 18 months old, due to circumstances she could not control. She bounced from foster home to foster home (6 to be exact) in the next 18 months. When Emalie was 3 (under a different name), I FOUGHT DHS to get foster custody of her. She was such a cute curly headed little thing. Lord, she was beautiful. She was staying in a foster placement with her brother (his story coming later). The foster family decided they wanted to adopt her brother and they were pushing for separation of siblings. I knew that Emalie would become a product of the system. Who could let that happen!? So, Joe and I took Emalie many times over the next month to prove we had established a "relationship" with her. DHS wouldn't even look at us unless we had a relationship with the children since it involved a transfer of counties...what a backwards system! I felt a true calling to give this little girl the home she deserved! The home she was in was trying to find something wrong with her so they could receive money for her until she is 18. How wrong was that!? So, Joe and I agreed to adopt this precious girl. Who knew what we would be in for!?

2.5 years later, and I wouldn't go back! Emalie has turned into a precious, firey little girl. She is 6 now and is awesome! She steals the hearts of those she comes in contact with. She knows how to use her cuteness, don't get me wrong! After trying dance, gymnastics, and soccer, Emalie has found her niche in Softball! Her natural talent shines through, even at 6. Her coaches are awed by her, and frankly, a momma couldn't be more proud. She has awesome the way she says "shramp" when she wants shrimp. Her little twang is darling! She is still curly headed and would prefer to play with her brother's cars than her own Polly Pockets. Her nickname is Ema-loon-magoon, thus the name of this post. She is a happy go lucky little girl who, I'm HAPPY to say, doesn't have a THING wrong with her. So, take that and subsidize it, old foster family! Emalie is a joy to have and I can't wait to see what she does next!

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