Jo Jo’s day in court

After a year in foster care, and 3 months after TPR, Jo Jo finally met her judge, the person who has controlled her fate since she was 5 weeks 5 days old. It was our second permanency hearing, so I decided to do what I saw another family had done at my first hearing and bring her along. She lit up the court room, and the judge loved it. I got a chance to state, again, how much I and my family love her and how eager I am to make it official.

Just last week I received the official adoption home study and the subsidy paperwork to sign. So I knew I wasn’t going to get a date because that stuff needs to be turned in and approved first. This makes me glad for permanency hearings, because it gave the adoption worker a deadline. It seems like I am her easy case and while I understand how it’s easy to get saved for last, I also want her to get this thing finished!

The next hearing is in mid-July but the judge promised us a date in June if our paperwork is approved before then.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

One thought on “Jo Jo’s day in court”

  1. I bet those judges don’t get to see many of these babies and children they are working for and it’s gotta be depressing at times knowing some of the situations. I can just imagine how bringing her really changed the atmosphere in the courtroom!

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