Child D’s case has moved from the objective of reunification to adoption. There are such a lot of bittersweet feelings on this.
His delivery mama just lately made the extremely selfless and loving resolution to give up her rights as a result of she isn’t able to caring for all of his medical wants. Seeing her deep love for him and realizing the ache and grief this resolution has brought about her — and the loss that it’s for him and his siblings — has damaged my coronary heart again and again.
For the previous 4 months, there was a plan in place we have been working towards for permanency with one other household. We felt this was such a superb choice for him and we had been getting ready our hearts for the transition of claiming goodbye quickly.
However then, 4 weeks in the past, the door to that plan started closing and the door to us adopting him swung open. It wasn’t one thing we had thought of as a result of we thought that this different plan was a for positive factor.
As quickly as adoption was an choice, all of us realized how a lot he had hooked up to us and the way a lot we had fallen in love with him. With out us even realizing, he had grow to be household. After numerous prayer and conversations, all of us had full peace about saying sure to adopting him!!
So, in just some weeks’ time, we’ve gone from getting ready our hearts to say goodbye very quickly to saying sure to eternally!! It’s been a little bit wild… however we see God’s handprints throughout his story!
That is foster care, so there’s at all times an opportunity that one thing modifications, however at this level, it seems to be like we’ll formally be making Child D part of our eternally household someday within the subsequent 6 months — and we couldn’t be extra excited! And we’re so grateful that his delivery mama may be very a lot on board with this plan and we hope to proceed the connection together with her. (She has wept a number of instances telling me by means of an interpreter how a lot it means to her that we’re caring for her son.)
Thanks for rejoicing with us on this information… and thanks additionally for honoring his delivery mama in your feedback about this. If God places her in your coronary heart, please pray for her as she processes and grieves this loss. She is such a courageous and loving girl and we’re grateful for the distinction of attending to know her.
P.S. If you’re new right here, Child D is the candy little boy we’ve been fostering for the previous 7 months. He’s 14 months previous and was born at 27 weeks with low delivery weight, he has a cleft lip/palate, has a feeding tube (he will get all of his diet by means of the g-tube proper now), and has Down Syndrome. However most of all, he’s a fighter and an odd-defier who retains us laughing and smiling all day lengthy.