Tuesday, March 18, 2008

No Show

Mom was a no show for her visit today. They even sent a worker for transportation. When they got to the motel mom was staying at a tall white guy answered the door of the room. We are pretty sure they are gone. The workers have no contact information for mom or dad, and are giving the parents 4 months to show up; if they don't then they will begin the TPR process: for abandonment.
It seems promising at this point that we will be able to adopt her. In fact, if they don't come back we may end up adopting her before Little Bit. We will pray that 4 months goes quickly and that her “parents” stay away. I know that sounds horrible, but her mother had expressed on more than one occasion that she wanted us to have her baby. Maybe this is her way of doing so. Only time will tell; until then, we will love and take care of this baby.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Court Date

Since "dad" did not show up to court last week it was continued to today. This week neither parent showed up so an appearance hearing was set for April 17th. Also, a bench warrent was set for "dad." Let's see if mom shows up for her visit on Tuesday....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

1st Missed Drug Screening

Our baby girl's mother missed her first drug screening today. That's all I have to say about that.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Quick Update

Our girl is beautiful! She is tiny and sweet. She is just about 6 pounds 4 ounces. She had lost weight in the hospital because of the cocaine being breastfeed to her. She went to her one week check up and the doctor said she looked great! He also said that any effects from the drugs would have shown already.

We meet her mom last Tuesday at court. She has had five children before this baby and all of them have been taken away. She was a little defensive at first, but then warmed up to us. She really does not like the case workers, and won’t tell them anything, or be truthful with information. She did state that she was keeping this baby since she has a man this time.

Of course court was continued because the father named on the birth certificate was not there. Yes, you read that correctly, he is the father on the birth certificate, but not he biological dad. The hospital workers think that he is an illegal so we don’t expect him to show up to court.

The first visit was Thursday at the OCS office. My husband took the baby since I couldn’t take off to be there. They are making us transport her twice a week. At this visit the mom confessed to my husband that her husband is drinking again and wants to leave her. She said that she will try to pull things together to get her baby back, but if she can’t she really wants us to adopt her…..

We have a visit this Tuesday and another court date on Thursday. I am really hoping that the mom makes the right decision and gives her baby to us. She seems to know that she can’t provide or care for this child and wants the best for her.

In other news Little Bit had his hernia surgery and circumcision. He was such a champ he smiled as we left the hospital. At one point I was in the recovery room with both of my babies and I was just overwhelmed with pride and love. I am so lucky.

Oh, and to show how William, the big brother, is adjusting to all of these changes he cut his hair this past weekend. He now has a cute crew cut! He is an incredible child and is so great with the babies.

Lastly, I just want to say how much fun I am having picking out girl clothes!