Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Phone Call

... that could possibly change things and be just what we've been waiting for!!!

My friend J got a call from the agency supervisor today. He said that her letter gave made quite a statement. He said he would speak with the regional director, but he feels she is "a contender." Oh, I am so relieved, BUT we are waiting on pins and needles, and she really is trying not to put too much hope in what he said. After all, they have done a lot that is down right wrong and we simply don't trust them. BUT I am hopeful that God is working HARD in this situation with all the wonderful thoughts and prayers being poured into it, and that we are on the right track. :)

In other news, I also received an email from the cw today about Liam. She said that his mom's mom would like to visit him "before the adoption." I thought it was just worded wrong. Really we're talking termination. She wants to see him again before termination, I get that and it sounds fine. But saying before the adoption is weird to me. It's not like I'm adopting him next month. June 24 is court. They will hopefully at that time set dates for court termination. Then mom and dad both have 30 days in which they can appeal. If they do, termination could be drawn out for 4-9 months or so. If not, once termination happens we still have to have an adoption subsidy drawn up which usually takes months, then I have to meet with my lawyer to go over it, then if it doesn't need changing it is sent to the state, then we wait for it to come back in 4-12 weeks, then we set a date for the adoption. We are still talking about a long time.

After court in June visits should drop down to once a month, then once termination happens there will be no more visits. BUT, I've sent message through the cw, if she has talked to mom about it, that I am going to set up a PO Box through which I would be happy to send letters, pictures, she could send things to him, and we could even set up visits for a couple times a year. If that goes well, I'd be happy to create a more open adoption as time passes. I don't want to just "take away her son for my own." He is her son. We both love him. I hope she is not too angry to understand and accept that communication if she would like it. I continue to pray for her and my other kids' parents daily.


Torina said...

Yay! It is a very good sign that the supervisor called J.

I am surprised that your agency doesn't have a system for maintaining contact with birthparents. That is not cool. We work with our agency and the county of Tara's origin to pass correspondence back and forth from Tara to her birthmom. Have you pushed them on that at all?

Julie said...

This sounds SOOOOOOOOO wonderful!!!!! I am so happy on the news for both kids!!!!

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