We told the kids case worker today that we are moving forward to adopt!!! Last week my Mom was here visiting the kids for a night when the case worker showed up and the were talking and my Mom was telling her that if any of my sister's kids ever had a b-day cake, it was because she (my Mom) would buy it for them...As she was saying that to the case worker I was filled with an indescribeable inner peace knowing that we are making the best decision for these 5 children!!! We based our decision not just on the past year that we've had them, but the parenting that goes way back 10 or so years. Now I need to fill in my Mom, Sister (other) and Brother on our final decision....Remember, it started a family war when we made the decision initially. They wanted us to keep permanent guardianship in hopes that in a couple of years my sister will come back around and motion the courts to re open the case. It's been a really tough year, but I remember before we got the children my stomach was in never-ending knots because my sister had them all over God's creation who God only knows who! I never want to feel that feeling again, and by doing this, I know that the kids are safe.
I'm happy you were able to come to a decision on this really tough situation! It sounds like the kids will truly be in the best place possible--TOGETHER and with family who loves them and can care for them!
Congrats on making such a difficult decision! It definitely sounds like this is the best thing for THEM! *hugs*
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Congrats to you and your family on finally coming to a definite decision! I sure hope everything goes smoothly for you!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
That's great! I hope your family comes around and sees that you're doing what's best for the kids.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
Congrats on officially adding to your family! I hope your mom seeing the caseworker and such has helped her, and that she can help the others come around if needed! You are nothing short of amazing!
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.