I found Sparkle's foster mom on Facebook...
I want to email her right now but... I know the adoption agency told us that South Africa does not allow contact between us and Sparkle's first mom until Sparkle is eighteen. But I'm trying to remember if that applied to his foster family as well?
And I had mostly given up on finding anyone who knew Sparkle in South Africa. Now that there's this bit of hope I'm scared I'll do something wrong and she'll disappear.
Just today we talked to Pumpkin's first mom on the phone. It's his sister's birthday and she had a Tinkerbell party. While Pumpkin was talking to them I gave Sparkle a hug and kiss and said, "You know what I wish? I wish we could call your brothers on their birthdays." He just said, "Yeah..." He was busy listening to what Pumpkin was saying to his sister. (She turned two today, so it's not much of a conversation but they both enjoy it.)
I know it's hard for Sparkle not to know his first family, especially because Pumpkin does have that opportunity. It would be so cool for him to have even the tiniest connection to someone who cared for him before we met him.
Oh God... (Seriously, this is a "help me, help me, help me" prayer.)