Wendy and her family. Today is their court hearing to see if she gets her children back. They have been in foster care for 2 years and my sister and her husband have been slowly working on getting them back--doing everything they can. Parenting classes, home management classes, financial counseling, etc. They have slowly gained back some visits--first just supervised visits and finally now to having them home all weekend fri-sun and then another overnight visit mid week. From what I have seen long distance and in the short visits we have had, they are doing so much better in being able to care for their kids, so I hope it works out well for them today. She has even gone back to church some!
Last edited by ~HollyBear~; 07-24-2011 at 04:34 PM.
They have a return date of august 14th--I guess unless something goes wrong. It's as close as they have come--the hearing usually turns out with a new hearing date in 3 or 6 months! Thanks for the prayers!
For all your thoughts and prayers for my sister and her husband! They must have worked--because an amazing twist of fate happened! They were supposed to get the kids back from foster care permanently mid-August, right? Well, suddenly there was a problem with one of the other foster kids and some investigation stuff at the foster home--so they didn't want my niece and nephew in the middle of it. Rather than bounce them to a new home, they just returned them early! The got word last night that they will be home for good!!! With visits each week by social workers, counselors etc to make sure they are doing ok. My sister seems to be doing much better so I think it will all be ok. After my niece was born she had very severe post partum depression and it got so bad that she was investigated and the kids were taken. (That was just the end of a long road though of depression/mental illness for her though) It has taken 2 years but I think with the right meds and counseling she is doing so much better--and the parenting classes etc she took really helped her too.