Thursday, November 1, 2007

Upside-Down Day

Little Boy Blue's caseworker visited our home yesterday. We were absolutely surprised to hear that CPS is changing his status from 'return to parent' to 'termination.' The termination trial will be set for early 2008. The caseworker asked us if we wanted to adopt Little Boy Blue. Can you believe she had to ask? Absolutely!

We are adequately perplexed and very sad for Little Boy Blue. His Mommy hasn't seen him for 6 weeks and CPS doesn't know her whereabouts. It is odd that she was doing well for 5-6 weeks and then just abandoned her hard work. Unfortunately, prior to the 5-6 weeks of success, she had a difficult time of it. Little Boy Blue's attorney does not play games and does not have much patience for Mommy.

Hubby and I shed a few tears last night for his Mommy. How can we rejoice in the middle of what will be someone else's heartache? What is ultimately best for Little Boy Blue?

The termination process is not a short one... and another family member could come out of the woodworks when the process is started and have priority over our family. So, we just continue to wait and watch this beautiful little butterfly stretching his little wings for the first time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "Wow!"

LBB could not have a more wonderful and loving family than yours. It just amazes me to think that your "for today" son might actually get to be your "forever" son after all.

I am so sorry too for his birth mother. I so admire you for choosing and learning to love her despite the personal cost. It is so hard to imagine the hold of an addiction that could cause her to walk away from those blue eyes and sweet giggle.

I'll be praying for you guys!
Denise

christy said...

Laura,
I'm sure this is a bittersweet moment. I guess his mommy ran out of chances...but he is so blessed to be in your home and receive the love that he deserves.

We're happy for you! And equally sad for his mommy-

Christy

Steve Sensenig said...

I had to smile when you wrote, "Can you believe she had to ask?" I can understand that feeling completely.

So you may be adopting two little ones?? That is so awesome.

We're still waiting. As far as we know, it's just 16 days until the TPR hearing... Unfortunately, we don't even get to have her with us during this time, but we're ready whenever that call comes!