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Offline 75starflight

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Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:38:36 AM »
As most of you know, Amber and I are licensed Foster parents. Our phone has been pretty quite since we got licensed up until Monday August 21st.  On that Monday we got a call for a 9 year old boy named Hindryk that is up for adoption in Mc Cook, NE. He has no health issues, mental or physical, and is a normal kid. We told our specialist through our group that we would like to meet Hindryk and see if we hit it off.

Well after waiting almost a week we finally hear from his case worker and get contact information for his foster parents to set up a time to meet him. So on Saturday August 26th Amber and I made the trip to Mc Cook, NE to meet Hindryk and his Foster Parents. We arrived at their place around 2pm. Hindryk was very quite when we showed up but it didn't take too long for him to warm up to us and start talking. We came to find that he loves boating and tubing and he had several questions about the age of our boats and what we did when we are on the water (btw, he thought Phoenix looked cool). After some more question and answer he wanted to show us his room and some other things. So in the house we go and after a few minutes his foster mom takes some pictures of us 3 together, having fun and without a word she goes outside.

So after about 30 minutes of being in the house Hindryk decides he wants to go to the skate park in Mc Cook. So he asks his Foster mom if we can go to the skate park and she looks at Amber and I and says that we can take him. He asked us several questions about our house and also asked what his last name would be if he came to live with us.

I had not looked at my phone since we arrived at the house, so when we got to the park I decided to look and it was already 4pm and my first thought was boy did those 2 hours fly by. We spent about a hour watching him ride his skate board and just goofing around at the skate park then headed back to the house. Oh, just to let you know I got a hug from Hindryk while we were at the park just out of the blue so the bonding between Hindryk, Amber and I is going great at this point!

So we returned to the house and played with Hindryk and talked to his foster mom for the next hour. Hindryk was playing with a garden hose and in a hot tub and guess what I ended up soaked from head to tow. Well 6pm rolled around and Amber and I decided it was time to make the 3 hour trip home. Amber and I both got great big Hugs from Hindryk and we both got a Hug from his Foster Mom. We stood around a talked a little more then Hindryk thought of something he wanted to show us real quick before we left. We said our good byes again and asked him if he wanted to come stay with us over the next weekend. We got a big Yes out of him.

Amber contacted his Foster Mom Sunday afternoon to see how he was doing and we found out that when he woke up Sunday morning all he could talk about was the time he spent with Amber and I.

So at this point in time Hindryk and his foster parents are going to meet us in Grand Island to go to the State fair with us on Friday Sept 1st. He will get to spend 3 nights with us and we will take him back Monday Morning. If everything goes well over labor day weekend, he should be living with us full time within the next two weeks and the adoption process will begin. We have already notified our specialist that we want to adopt Hindryk and she was going to inform his case worker of this.

If everything goes well our adoption of Hindryk should be completed within the next 6 to 9 months.

Due to laws I can not post pictures of Hindryk until the adoption goes through sorry.

« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 10:52:18 AM by 75starflight »
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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 10:44:14 AM »
Wow, that is just awesome
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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
Cool. Happy for you.

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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 11:00:12 AM »
Sweet dude!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 11:03:25 AM »
Congrats to both of you hope things work out.
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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
That's awesome Brandon and Amber!  Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
That's great news!
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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 12:32:49 PM »
Congrats I hope everything goes well!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 02:14:34 PM »

Awesome!

We were foster parents for one particular family for a while. If one can give these kids a chance and a little direction they can make something of their lives. It is a very courageous thing you are doing; but I'd be willing to bet you will get as much or more enjoyment out of this than the child when you look back in a few years.

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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 04:32:06 PM »
So cool! Hindryk is an unusual name, how do you pronounce that?


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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 04:52:17 PM »
So cool! Hindryk is an unusual name, how do you pronounce that?


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it is pronounced like Jimi Hendrix except remove the "s" sound from Hendrix.
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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 08:33:01 PM »
Congrats to you an Amber !! The changes will be exciting. I have a grandson that will be 9 next month , what great age . Hope everything go smooth !!

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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 08:11:50 AM »
That's AWESOME !
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 09:39:01 PM »
Just a quick update from our weekend with Hindryk so far. It has been great! We have had him to our selves since Friday the 1st at 10:30am. We have had a lot of fun so far.

Last night he went to our bowling league meeting. During the meeting he was asking some questions and we were talking and during the conversation I said if he moves in with us...well he stopped me and looked at me and said there is a 100% no wait 99.999999% chance that I will be moving in with you.

Today, we went and ran trains at the State Fair. While we were at state Fair Hindryk started calling us Mom and Dad! 🤗

Then, after we got home while I was cooking supper Amber called his foster mom to update her on how it is going. During the conversation Amber found out the Hindryk told his foster mom on the way to meet us for the fair that he thinks he has found is forever home with Amber and I.

We have two more days with this great kid, and we looking to spending every minute we can with him!

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 06:17:15 PM »
Wow that's great !! Very excited for you 3 !! My hat goes off to you 2 for stepping up to the plate, what exciting times ahead !! Hope things go smooth and quick.

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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 08:33:33 PM »
Way to go Brandon you two will be great parents.  Your lives our going to change in such a fun direction....best of  luck with the progress.

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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 09:02:31 PM »
I'm guessing Hind rick

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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 09:04:49 PM »
Should have read Brandon's answer before replying.  Doh!

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Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 11:32:01 PM »
Thanks all for the encouragement. We took Hindryk back to his foster home today. Our long weekend went well. We had a lot of fun.

He is going to come stay with us next weekend and help us work on his room. We are hoping to have it painted the color he picked while he was here by Friday. He want to help install the flooring in his room.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 04:03:26 PM »
Well all, keep Amber, myself, and Hindryk in your thoughts an prayers. The decision for Hindryk being placed for adoption with Amber and I is happening this evening. Amber and I will find out tomorrow if Hindryk will move in with us over the coming weekend.
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