Saturday, January 30, 2010

Baby update...

Our foster baby is growing, and blossoming before our eyes. We have had her for over 6 months now, and she is almost 8 months old! She weighs 18 lbs, and has all the little baby rolls that are so cute! She is smiling, laughing, clapping, and waving. This is such a fun age! She is beginning to talk, and just got her first two baby teeth! She is thriving, and seems so happy. This week she has had a bad cold, so she didn't go out much, and missed visits with her bio mom. The visits have been sporadic, as her mom doesn't always show even after she has called the person that transports to confirm. I can see how heartbreaking this would be for older children in foster care, as they would understand what is going on, and I have been told this happens a lot, no matter the age of the child.

The next court hearing isn't until March, and we will know more about her case at that time. If the plan changes to adoption at that time, the hunt for relatives will begin. At the same time, we were asked if we would be willing to adopt her if no appropriate relatives are found. We are definately open to adoption, and even a possible open adoption. But, only time will tell what the outcome will be. It is a long process, and thankfully, I know that there is a God who is in control of it all, so I don't have to worry or get impatient. We just continue to love and cuddle, and hug and snuggle this precious little baby for as long as we can praying that God's will for her will be clear soon. We continue to pray for her birth mother as well, as her life must be very hard.

My next update on her will probably be after court. Please keep us all in your prayers. God bless!


Jill said...

Your updates on her are among my favorites! She sounds like such a sweet and precious girl!

Many prayers for her situation.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Praying for you always.