Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Update

After I posted the blog on Monday, I contacted our son's previous caseworker at her new job and asked for her help. She contacted the current worker who put her in touch with our atty. and she was called to testify. She was really good on the stand!!!! The judge terminated the rights and granted our adoption. We have a 45 day waiting period where the parents can appeal. Hopefully they won't. I was very worried that our little boy would be put back in harm's way because of caseworker changes. Our county does not have a CASA program but that will hopefully change. I was the coordinator for a CASA program for 4 years in another state and I have seen how important they are.
Thank you so much for your prayers. It means a lot to me. Please keep praying that the 45 days will go quickly and uneventfully.

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Yea! I'm so happy for you. I will continue to pray...

mishebe said...

Hi Julie, I know exactly what your family is going thru. Here in Wa. the birth parents have a year to change their minds, but they would have to REALLY prove and show they are capable (clean, sober). And the likely hood of that is minimal. Fast forward 5 years and I have never been more in love with someone as i am with my son. I really get upset how hard it is for adoptive parents, how much we have to prove, ect. And the birth parent(s) get SO many chances....
Sometimes i look at my son and think Thank God, he is with us or his life would of been so unstable. It brings me to tears just to think about it. mishelle