Tuesday, September 12, 2006

One Scoop Coming Up...

Here's the latest on the baby. They are currently putting them on "intact family" status. One wrong step and they will be "pulling" the baby. What I found out that that means is someone will be in the home two to three times per week checking up on them. They will look at everything from medications to drug testing, etc. One thing and I am told that "sis" will be taken into the system.

I completely understand trying to keep the family together. I really do, don't get me wrong. But a person who has already had two children taken, did absolutely not one thing to even try to have them returned, and then the state had to step in and terminate rights, exactly one week after this innocent life entered the world, and that newborn, unable to protect herself or speak up for herself is left in those same hands - that I just don't understand. She is now the guinea pig in this thing called family reuinification? How does that, how can that, make sense? I just have to believe that this is completely in God's hands. Technically, through a coincidental and most likely right-violating way, I came to know about this baby. If not, no one else would be involved. No one would even be looking in on this family to see if the child was ok. No one would have searched for fun to see if a baby had been born, because no one knew she was even pregnant. God has a plan and I have done my part to make people aware who need to be. I just pray that IF it is in His plan to remove her from the situation, that it be done sooner, not later. These are important important months in a child's development. Who will her biggest influence be???


Julie said...

I am praying for sweet sis- these are VERY important days in her life. I pray that she isn't being left alone, that she is being cared for- fed properly- not exposed to illegal things! Hang in there!

Tamara said...

Am certainly praying for the baby - and that whatever decision is made is done quickly.

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