Thursday, March 30, 2006


Well, I finally heard from the caseworker yesterday. Turns out the court hearing was not exactly as we had thought, but we are on our way. J's bio parents didn't show up, so the agency was told they needed to advertise in the paper, etc in order to try to inform them of what is about to happen so they can be involved if they choose. We already know (99% anyway) that they won't appeal, but the proper steps do need to be taken. So - they set a date of April 26 as the next hearing. At this time they will set the date of the first termination hearing.

Although it's a little bit of a setback, the end is still in sight. :0)


Julie said...

That silly newspaper advertisment thing- I don't understand how/why that is suppose to mean anything- If these kind of people don't care about their children- what makes the state think they read the paper?? I am happy that they can actually use such a process to say they tried to find the parents- and that the court accepts it!! can you imagine if they had to personnally find them all!!! that would take forever! I am happy that you ONLY have a month to wait!!! But Sad that you have a month to wait!!! :( Hang in there!!!

Tamara said...

Julie nailed it - the whole newspaper thing just frustrates me too. I can't believe how many chances we give people while their children grow up in the system. But the court date was set pretty quickly, so that is GREAT news. We will all just pray circles of protection around that date and your family. So exciting to see God move in such incredible (and observable) ways.

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