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Title: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight 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.

Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: thedeuceman on August 30, 2017, 10:44:14 AM
Wow, that is just awesome
Congratulations


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Rosscoe on August 30, 2017, 10:46:46 AM
Cool. Happy for you.

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Post by: dorelse on August 30, 2017, 11:00:12 AM
Sweet dude!!!
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Post by: carlsoncvx18 on August 30, 2017, 11:03:25 AM
Congrats to both of you hope things work out.
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Post by: Terry_Curran on August 30, 2017, 11:33:42 AM
That's awesome Brandon and Amber!  Good luck!
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Post by: Jason on August 30, 2017, 11:51:37 AM
That's great news!
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Post by: fireman24mn on August 30, 2017, 12:32:49 PM
Congrats I hope everything goes well!!
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Oldfishguy 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.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on August 30, 2017, 04:32:06 PM
So cool! Hindryk is an unusual name, how do you pronounce that?


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight 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.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Madbohunk 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 !!
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Hyperacme on August 31, 2017, 08:11:50 AM
That's AWESOME !
Happy for you guys !
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight 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!

Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Madbohunk 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.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 84carlson 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.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Rosscoe on September 04, 2017, 09:02:31 PM
I'm guessing Hind rick

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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Rosscoe on September 04, 2017, 09:04:49 PM
Should have read Brandon's answer before replying.  Doh!

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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight 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.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight 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.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Madbohunk on September 07, 2017, 06:46:28 PM
Thoughts and prayers your way !!!!
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Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on September 07, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
Seems like it's moving really fast. Normally adoptions seem to drag out for a long time (imo)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: dorelse on September 07, 2017, 09:00:55 PM
Good luck!!!
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on September 07, 2017, 09:10:20 PM
Seems like it's moving really fast. Normally adoptions seem to drag out for a long time (imo)


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They do. Once moved in it can take 6 to 9 months for the adoption to be finalized.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Plugcheck on September 08, 2017, 09:23:26 AM
     Great news guys, I'm so happy for you.   Thoughts and prayers to all three of you, nothing in this world better than family.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on September 09, 2017, 07:58:22 AM
Well I have good news. Hindryk moved in with us as of September 8th, and we could not be happier! We look forward raising this young man and being the family he deserves!
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: carlsoncvx18 on September 09, 2017, 08:11:13 AM
Congrats to all three of you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Hyperacme on September 09, 2017, 08:32:30 AM
AWESOME !
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: still_fishin on September 09, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
Congratulations to the three of you from the four of us.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Madbohunk on September 09, 2017, 03:47:50 PM
Congrats to you 3 , that's awesome !!! Lots of time left in the year to get him on the water!!!
Title: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on September 09, 2017, 05:36:20 PM
Congrats! Do you have to wait for adoption to be final before you can post pics? Has school started by you? Is he 4th grade or ?


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on September 09, 2017, 09:20:48 PM
Congrats! Do you have to wait for adoption to be final before you can post pics? Has school started by you? Is he 4th grade or ?


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Do you have to wait for adoption to be final before you can post pics?  Yes.

If anyone wants to see pictures please text Amber or I we would be happy to share. We are on the phone list.

School has started here, but only a couple of weeks ago. He is in third grade.

Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Fawkes on September 15, 2017, 04:54:42 PM
So Hindryk has been with us for a week now. He started school on Tuesday and really likes it. It has been a really good week.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on September 15, 2017, 06:58:29 PM
So Hindryk has been with us for a week now. He started school on Tuesday and really likes it. It has been a really good week.
Good to hear that! Keep the updates coming :-)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on October 13, 2017, 02:40:32 PM
It has been a while since I have updated all of you on Hindryk.

He has now been with us for just over 30 days. Other than a few melt downs things have been going good. He has met all of his grand parents between Amber and I. We made the trip to see my sister and her kids in the panhandle of Nebraska. Also, he watched myself and my other sister march in the harvest of harmony parade in Grand island, NE with my parents and my other sisters son.

It is killing me not being able to share all the pictures we have taken of him, and I can't wait for the time to pass so you all can see what he looks like.

 
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on October 15, 2017, 10:11:13 AM
Sounds like things are right on trackÖ Meltdowns are to be expected :-)
How long before you are able to share pictures?



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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on October 15, 2017, 05:47:35 PM
Sounds like things are right on trackÖ Meltdowns are to be expected :-)
How long before you are able to share pictures?



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It won't be until the middle of March 2018 at the soonest.  :-[
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on December 14, 2017, 09:07:41 AM
Hey all. Just a quick update.

Things are going smoothly with Hindryk. Just hit a big mile stone and around four months from Christmas everything should be final.

If any of you would like a Christmas card (it has family pictures on it) that has not sent Amber an address, please PM it to me.

Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on January 14, 2018, 09:15:16 PM
101 days and counting until it's final!
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Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on January 15, 2018, 10:01:14 AM
It will be here in no time, along with boating season right behind it :-)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on February 14, 2018, 11:16:57 AM
Any updates? Everything going ok? How many days left? (Enquiring minds want to know) :-)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on February 14, 2018, 12:53:05 PM
Any updates? Everything going ok? How many days left? (Enquiring minds want to know) :-)


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So far so good.

We filled out the final paper work for the adoption on February 2nd. As of right now Adoption day is 70 days away.

We spent our first weekend without him this past weekend. He went and spent a weekend with his former foster parents. He was nervous that we would not show up to pick him up. But, he was excited to see our car sitting at the pickup point when he got there. I think that relived a lot of fear in him about the adoption, because he started doing something with me he has never done before. He helped me cook supper Monday and Tuesday night.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Fawkes on February 26, 2018, 11:55:04 AM
So as of yesterday the adoption is two months away. Brandon and I got a text today from our caseworker saying that "You're adoption home study was finalized on Friday! The adoption date should be a go!" So April 25th can't get here fast enough. We are all really excited and Brandon and I can't wait to share pictures that day.
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Post by: Jason on February 26, 2018, 12:25:49 PM
Awesome! That is great news.
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Post by: Hyperacme on February 26, 2018, 12:40:19 PM
Gonna be the longest 2 months of your life !
That's great news Amber ...
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Post by: Madbohunk on February 26, 2018, 01:11:49 PM
Great news !! Just in time for the boating season !!  Congrats !!!
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Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on February 28, 2018, 09:20:03 AM
Are you guys planning on the Iowa meet this year? :-D


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on February 28, 2018, 10:24:05 AM
Are you guys planning on the Iowa meet this year? :-D


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That is an unknown at this point. Our boy wants do do a vacation with just us as a family this summer so we need to figure that one out first. We will be at the meet at T.I. for sure this year. We are very excited for him to meet all of you.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: dorelse on February 28, 2018, 11:00:09 AM
That is an unknown at this point. Our boy wants do do a vacation with just us as a family this summer so we need to figure that one out first. We will be at the meet at T.I. for sure this year. We are very excited for him to meet all of you.

You want a fun, family vacation?  I cannot recommend Half Moon Trail Resort enough...quiet lake, bring the boat, lots of family activities, just you guys. 

https://www.halfmoontrail.com/ (https://www.halfmoontrail.com/)


Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on March 18, 2018, 10:00:58 AM
As of today we have 38 days until the adoption.

Yesterday we took Hindryk to the model railroad shop in Deshler, NE. And can I  say he was overwhelmed and he was exhausted after spending an hour looking around and shopping. He ended up bringing home with him three N scale items. One Rock Island gp38-2, one hopper car with graffiti, and a custom loaded 85 foot flat car.

We took them to the model railroad club layouts in Grand Island NE last night and gave everything a good test run.

Amber and I do have a surprise for Hindryk for the adoption. A club member is giving him an N scale layout that he has sitting around. I will be picking it up Wednesday night. I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees it!

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Post by: dorelse on March 18, 2018, 02:22:13 PM
I have a big box of Lionel stuff I was planning on giving you guys next time we meet up.
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Post by: Madbohunk on March 18, 2018, 03:56:38 PM
Thatís awesome. Really glad things are going great . Seams like like ď ChangeĒ is what the Dr. ordered !!
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Post by: 75starflight on March 18, 2018, 04:09:28 PM
I have a big box of Lionel stuff I was planning on giving you guys next time we meet up.

Thanks Buddy! We will have to find a spot to set that up!
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on March 23, 2018, 03:59:31 PM
Quick update.

Adoption day is most likely delayed. Our Attorney has dropped the ball and we are waiting for paper work to be filed.

I will update when we have more information.
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: dorelse on March 23, 2018, 05:09:28 PM
Quick update.

Adoption day is most likely delayed. Our Attorney has dropped the ball and we are waiting for paper work to be filed.

I will update when we have more information.

So he's going to charge you less right?
Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on March 29, 2018, 10:53:38 AM
Well, the adoption is not in April and will be at the end of May.

We received our paper work from the attorney last night at 9:30pm.

Amber will hand deliver it to the attorney on Wednesday April 4th.

Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on March 29, 2018, 11:08:07 AM
Sorry to hear thereís a delay, Iím sure thatís no fun. But May will be here in no time :-)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on April 10, 2018, 04:29:59 PM
Good News!

Court date is now official and will be May 23rd at 1pm.

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Post by: Hyperacme on April 10, 2018, 07:02:19 PM
GOOD NEWS for sure !
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Post by: 75starflight on May 19, 2018, 08:26:37 AM
3 DAYS UNTIL ADOPTION DAY!!!!!!!

Its getting close and we are so excited!

As soon as it is done I will post some Pictures!
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Post by: Madbohunk on May 19, 2018, 05:00:45 PM
Itís going to seam like along 3 days !!! Congrats to you 3 !!! Pics , pics !!!
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Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on May 20, 2018, 09:23:32 AM
Awesome! Do you have an after court celebration planned?  And definitely... bring on the pictures :-)


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Title: Re: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: 75starflight on May 20, 2018, 11:26:59 AM
Awesome! Do you have an after court celebration planned?  And definitely... bring on the pictures :-)


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Yes, we are having a celebration after court in McCook, NE at his former Foster parents.

We are also having one today for his friends from school and people that can't make the trip to Trenton, NE for court.
Title: Big Changes Coming - Non Boat related
Post by: Mrs.TheDeuceMan on May 23, 2018, 09:47:03 AM
Good luck today, congratulations and welcome Hindryck! :-)


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