Saturday, July 20, 2013

Big news!

As of yesterday, SuperD’s biological parents’ rights are terminated. Mom still has an appeal pending, but she has informed both our social worker and her attorney that she wants to drop it. Once that occurs, we’ll be assigned an adoption worker!
I’m thinking it might be time to tell my parents and hubby’s that they will be welcoming their first grandchild into the family sometime this year. Up to now, we have been adamant to them that we are NOT adopting SuperD, so this will come as a surprise. I’m trying to come up with a way to tell our parents that we’ll be adopting without them first thinking I’m pregnant, which would lead to disappointment for all of us (i.e. I can’t just say, “You’re going to be a grandparent!”).  I may or may not have spent an hour last night browsing and pinning adoption announcements. I really like the wording on the one below. :)
I was riding pretty high on the foster care rollercoaster yesterday, and just so I didn’t forget that this is still foster care, I also had a conversation with Monkey’s mama. She is always so sweet to me, and I’m so grateful for our relationship even though it is emotionally hard. It is becoming so clear to me that even though the state is asking for an adoption goal next month, the judge won’t be granting it. And my head knows that’s a good thing, but my heart can barely handle the idea that this sweet girl will be leaving us.