Well, court was pretty much a formality, as the adoption worker hasn’t started on our case yet. I met her, and she seems… ok. I am nervous that somehow me being a single parent, or having a small, older house, or whatnot will make her think I’m not an appropriate placement. Maybe that sounds silly on paper, but it terrifies me. Adoption opens you up to so much judgment.
There was another kinship placement there who got their adoption date. Smiles all around, judge included. I can’t wait for that to be me!
The judge asked if I wanted to say anything, then told me that my whole face lit up just at the mention of Jo Jo’s name. She always notes that it’s obvious I love my Jo Jo very much.
3 thoughts on “Permanency hearing”
You belong with her and she belongs with you. Anyone who doesn’t see that is blind. Small house or not!
It wasn’t too small for them to let you foster her, so that doesn’t even seem like it would be a very silly reason for them to even contemplate using as a reason not to let you legally be her mom. You’re already the only mom she knows and you both love each other. Sending prayers it goes quickly and smoothly!!!
I can’t wait for you!!!!! Ps, I also wanted to say (About your previous dog bite post) you can’t guard her 100% of the time. We would like to, yes, but sometimes we can’t. She wasn’t hurt badly, that’s what counts. She knows you are there for her, and love her, and wouldn’t let it happen on purpose. hugs