Well, we had our 15 month permanent placement hearing. I wish I could tell you that everything is said and done and that we know for sure we will be able to adopt our little Princess. BUT, I can't tell you that. While the goal of Princess was changed to adoption, which is good for us, the judge scheduled another permanency review hearing in 3 months. She told bio Dad that she would see how things had progressed with him in those three months and that this didn't mean he would not get his kids back.
out of there more confused than before. If her goal is now adoption,
why does he get more time? The caseworker reassured us that it was all
"protocol" until his rights are terminated which should be at the next
hearing. I am learning to take nothing at face value, to not listen to
heresay, and to just keep praying and taking each day as it comes, but,
let me tell you, there are days when I don't feel so Christian (the day
of the hearing being one of them). I just wanted to stand up in court
and scream to the judge-please-can't you see what a loser this dad is?
This child will never thrive in his care-please just terminate his
rights now! BUT, I was calm and quiet.
I am faithful that God will place Princess permanently where he wants
her to be. I keep praying that is with us, as bio Dad has no way of
supporting her as he has only an under-the-table job a few hours a
week. For now, we will cherish each moment we have with her, as she has
definitely left her mark on our hearts already. I make sure I sing
Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children every day to her so
that if she is removed from our care, that hopefully God's words will
stay in her heart.