Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Waiting for court...

Sometimes it feels like this foster care journey is a lot about waiting for certain dates. Waiting for court hearings, waiting for the visit from the social worker each month. Waiting for news, waiting to attend meetings. It is never ending. Sometimes, once the day arrives, you think-this is the day! The day I will find out something! Then, after sitting for hours in a court room, listening to 40 other cases, you go home with no new information. Then you find out the next so called "important" hearing is a few months down the road, and you wait, anticipating that date, with some hope that once again, you will learn something. Possibly the fate of the baby you have been caring for and love so much, possibly an answer to prayer.

Then, that date arrives, and you find out the hearing is postponed, or the attorney decided they weren't ready, or some other odd situation disrupts the plan. And...once again, you wait.

Right now I am greatly anticipating a court date in about 3 weeks. The SW felt this was not an important hearing, but the GAL/CASA has told me otherwise. I am praying this date will give us some substantial news about baby L. I have also been told that I may hear something before then.

Now,  there is the visit from the social worker for baby C tomorrow. He said he's bringing information about an open adoption. This makes no sense to me, since these parents are fighters. They are not doing the plan asked of them, but they don't seem like the type that would allow an open adoption at this point. So, I hope I do find out more after meeting with him. Usually I don't, and it turns out to be general information, but I can hope it is something a bit more serious.

Waiting, hoping, praying.  Thanking the Lord it is ALL in His hands.


Handwoven Dreams said...

I will be praying.

Scrappy quilter said...

Oh Michelle, having fostered for 6 years, have 23 kids go through our home and adopting 3 out of the foster system, my heart aches for you. I know exactly what you're saying and going through. It definitely is not easy being a foster parent. I've seen things I don't ever want to see again, heard things that tore my heart out and yet if I had the chance I'd do it all over again. Hugs

sweet momma luv u said...

Hi Michelle,

Hoping and praying you will hear something soon! You have amazing strength..... I really admire you and your love for these precious children. You are there mommy because that is what they see day in and day out. May the courts also see that.

Big hugs!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

boy I totally know that one! Praying you get some information that satisfies! Let me know.