Mrs Coconut and I are also licensed foster parents. Our second foster son went home a while ago and my wife took it really hard. While we knew it was coning it was hard. Luckily we became somewhat friends with bio family and they made is godparents of our former kiddo and his brother. We still get to see them and have them come over from tine to time so that helps.
We recently (about 10 weeks ago) got another kiddo who is just as awesome as the last. The bio mom is very flaky so we aren’t sure about reunification at this point but if this one were to head home or be taken elsewhere it might be too much for my wife to handle as she had developed a crazy close bond with him.
Our lives are crazy, as some may know from other posts about my adopted daughter and her situation but the little guy tends to help is calm ourselves down. Unfortunately the bio parents of our godsons are not doing well so we are worried about them atm.
Sorry, didn’t mean to make this all about my situation but also been needing to vent.
Bless you for what you do and just know however much it hurts to lose them, you changed their lives forever for better!