Been placed for a few weeks
I meant to get on here and update but couldn't find the time. Lol. I know some of my dear friends from the BBs were checking so see how things were going on occasion so here's the update!
Less than two weeks after we were certified to foster/adopt we were placed with a 2 day old baby girl. We fell in love with her instantly of course and will love her forever no matter what happens. Mom is struggling with mental illness that's pretty severe and has lost two other children previously though she still has contact with one of them...I think he's still in foster care as well but I'm not sure. She's a very nice woman who struggles mostly because of her illness and because of a complete lack of family support. Birth father is claiming to have nothing to do with it right now so we don't know how that will play out or if he's interested in being a part of baby girl's life if he does prove to be the father.
There is a petition in to get baby girl but we think it was put in by the person that birth mom is living with and if so it's unlikely to go through at court. So....it's very early, we've had baby girl for 3 weeks today so we don't know anything yet about the possibility of adopting though at times it seems promising. We try not to let ourselves think that too much though since things could change suddenly at any time. If we have the opportunity, we will do it though absolutely! This little girl has never known anyone but us and feels like ours...until we take her to visitation and then we're reminded that she's not. She's the best thing ever though and we love her so much! She's perfectly healthy and is growing like crazy and already sleeping in her own room! That's pretty much the only place she can sleep other than on one of us. Lol. I'll keep updating as things come up but for right now we're just trying to enjoy the time we're having with her and are hoping for the best for the future.