I went to college for x-ray and right before being accepted into a program here in New Orleans hurricane Katrina came. Also, then, my wife was finishing college and was early-accepted into Tulane School of Medicine. I did M.R.I. for almost 4 years and now am doing Endoscopy.
Well my wife and I decided last year that we wanted to become foster parents and open our home to children in need. We have a 3 and a 4 year old of our own and I have a 12 year old stepdaughter as well (very handy with the kids and she's a great kid as well). My wife really wanted another child but for certain health reasons it makes it very difficult, so that is why we decided to enroll in the program.
So we took a long course in the fall for foster/adoptive parents and we were finally matched up with a child yesterday. Three month old Ty is now a part of our family and we are loving it. I would post pictures, but I really want to respect the privacy of his family and not post them in a public forum. I would be more then happy though to send them through PM's tonight when I get home if anyone is interested.
It was an adjustment last night getting use to frequent feedings and making sure he was comfortable and lack of sleep, but I've never seen my wife so happy. This has been a great experience for us and we love the fact that we can make a difference in someone's life.
Unfortunately we've already received a few stares and even comments as we've now become a mixed race family but it hasn't even phased us. We love him to death and that's all that matters.
AWESOME....I too am a foster parent. We have fostered about 20 children and adopted 4. http://rudman.com
If you need any assistance, please let me know. We also have a diverse family.
Not sure what the outcome was as I haven't been here in a few weeks.
But what I said then was that injuries should be realistic:
One leg getting shot = limp.
Both legs shot = last stand (a la CoD4).
Torso getting shot reduces speed and stamina and accuracy.
Arm getting shot = ruin accuracy, or possibly even pull out a pistol (only need one hand for that).
I think this is straight up. I would definately like to see this model.