Saturday, August 15, 2009

Knowledge is Power. . .Maybe

DH spoke with the child's worker today. Baby Boy is actually nine months old. He's been in care for eight months. His foster mother is an older lady who specializes in fostering infants, but is not interested in adoption. The father is a pretty bad guy. There are some safety concerns and the social worker told us they will not share any of our information with the father. There are no interested family members. The Department wants to make sure any family who takes Baby Boy is willing to maintain contact with the older brother. The social worker said she told her husband she wanted to adopt Baby Boy herself, but he wouldn't go for it. ;) We're going to schedule a disclosure meeting sometime in the next two weeks.

I've always been freaked out by the prospect of a legal risk placement, but for some reason I am strangely calm about this situation. I don't know if I'm in denial or if it's just "right."

I'm probably in denial.

I guess time will tell.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!! I'm praying It works out for u!
I was adopted and the I'm glad hew gets to keep
Contact with the older brother. It would be great if u and
His family got along really well. I hope that father is
Forced to terminate his rights.

Me said...

Fingers crossed.

Beautiful Mess said...

It could also mean it's right. I'm praying for you and Baby Boy.
*HUGS*

Jennifer said...

I just ran across your blog. I hope everything works out for your family. Sounds like you deserve it!

Lost in Space said...

I love how all this sounds, Karen. Holding hope that this feels "right" to you because it really is.

Wendy said...

I hope this is the right situation for you and your dh! I've been thinking about you and wondering what was happening...

Fiddle1 said...

Oh, this sounds good? promising? these seem like wrong words given his situation with his biological father...but there seems to be no gray area in this case like there was with the little boy before him..which must be reassuring and exciting for you. I'll be holding my breath..hoping for the best outcome for you and this precious baby.

Barb said...

That really does sound promising. I'll be cautiously optimistic with you! Ahhh.. when I read what you wrote about this 9 mo old sweetie, *I* wanted to snuggle him!

Oh my gosh I hope Hub agrees to adoption after this one.
xoxoxo and luck!

Claudia said...

I hardly know what to write. It must be good to know more, but it's sad to find out things like this about baby's birthfather. Wishing you much strength through the next few weeks as you find out more. And in the meantime:

I have got EVERYTHING crossed for you.

emilythehopeless said...

{fingers crossed}

WaterBishop said...

Good luck Karen. I hope this one is meant to be. :)

Anita said...

I hope this is "the one" for you! Good luck! :)