Monday, August 31, 2009

We're doing it!

Today DH called the social worker and told her we've decided to go forward with the placement of Baby Boy. We're going to have a son!!!!! We got a lot of information at disclosure and I was able to call the developmental specialists who work with Baby Boy. They work with many young children with autism and they have "absolutely no concerns about autism" with him. He's very social and interactive, has great eye contact, no tactile defensiveness. They said he does headbang from time to time, but they feel it's out of boredom. They even feel that the delays he has, which are mild, will catch up with support. They talked about what a lovey he is. Baby Boy's foster mom had only positive things to say as well.

It is legal risk, but it sounds like there's an excellent case being built for TPR. It feels right so we're going for it.

When I talk with the social worker tomorrow, I'll get more information about the transition and the timeline.

My head is spinning right now--in a wonderful way.

27 comments:

Mandy Jo said...

Yay!!! Congrats!! Can't wait to hear the update!

Heather said...

Wow--congratulations!

thesmallmoments said...

Congratulations!

shocks said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you!! I look forward to hearing more!!

Shelby said...

Congrats! Wow, I can't wait to hear how Baby Boy's story coming home unfolds. I am so happy for you and hope that everything works out as smoothly as possible.

Beautiful Mess said...

WOOOHOOO!!!! Congratulations! I'm sitting on pins and needles with anticipation for more information!
*HUGS*

Torina said...

Congrats!!

RB said...

Congrats! I can't wait to hear an update!

Wendy said...

Oh, what great news! Congratulations!!!

becksalittlebitofeverything said...

Wow! Congratulations! :D Do you have a timetable for when things will get started?

G & H said...

That's wonderful! A million congratulations your way!

Fran said...

Oh my God!! that's fab news!!! SO so very happy and excited for you, I've no idea about the timeline in this case so I can't wait until yuo uptade your blog tomorrow. Oh this is juist great and gave me a very good start of the day (I'm in Europe!), much love, Fran

emilythehopeless said...

hooray!! good luck!! :)

Me said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!!! Oh Karen I'm so completely delighted for you!

Mrs. X said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

WaterBishop said...

Yay!! Congrats to you!!
I hope it goes more smoothly than expected.

areyoukiddingme said...

Congratulations and good luck

Michele said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Mrs. Chop said...

Congratulations!

Mrslady1975 said...

Such wonderful news! I will keep you all in my prayers for a smooth transition. Hugs!

Cindy Nguyen said...

OMG! Wow!!! Congratulations.

cloudmaster said...

Congratulations!! That is so wonderful.

Natalie said...

Wow, that is great news! My fingers are crossed that everything goes smoothly for you!!

Rachel said...

Wow!! Congrats and good luck.

Billy said...

Congratulations!
(from L&F)

Cassandra said...

Here from LFCA...

Congratulations! I hope that everything goes smoothly with the transition.

Barb said...

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! (that's all I've got. haha)