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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bio Dad's Termination Hearing Just Days Away~Nervous!!

The termination hearing is just days away.  Caseworker called me today to tell me that Dad will probably appeal if his rights are terminated.  It could be months longer...Caseworker, GAL, and Attorney feel the case is a no brainer.  I do too, however, as a pre-adoptive foster parent, you know crazy things can happen.  Rulings can be delayed, or given contrary to popular opinion.  I sit here looking at my Sweet Pea whom I brought home from the hospital, and the thought of her leaving our family makes my heart hurt and my stomach sick.  I am praying that God sees fit that she stay here with us.  As Bio Mom broke off her relationship with Bio Dad and signed her rights away, I think Dad is grasping to hold on to what he feels is his.  I know his mother, who is an alcoholic and convicted thief, is encouraging him to do so, even though he has not made any effort whatsoever since Sweet Pea was born to see her or communicate with her.  I know my family would do the same, so I do not hold ill will toward them.  I just pray that the judge rules as to what is best for this child, which is a safe, loving, stable, non-addictive, criminal-free home. 
Blessings to you as well, wherever you may be in your journey.
The Queen Mama

Monday, April 15, 2013

Adoption Profile Paperwork Almost Done

I finally got all our references for our adoption family profile.  Now I just need to write our autobiography and fill out the rest of the paperwork, gather financial info, etc.  We are still waiting for the PTR -parental termination of rights hearing, which is at the end of the month.  But, the agency is getting everything ready prior...we were told the adoption of Sweet Pea could take place in just a week or two after PTR, so we have to be ready.  I can't believe the time is so near.  However, I am worried that bio Dad will appeal his termination hearing, which he can do, just for the heck of it.  He is still in jail.  We shall see.  I am willing to wait it out.  Sweet Pea is worth every bit of angst, turmoil, and unease this foster adoption roller coaster can give me.  Bring it!!!!!!
The Queen Mama