A Non-Craft Related Post

24 07 2017

If you’ve been following the blog for a little while, you know our youngest child is a foster son. He’s biologically related to some kiddos we adopted a few years back.

Interesting things are happening in our state under a new governor. The most significant being the Foster Care Bill of Rights he signed into law last month.

The way the process was explained to us a few years ago, the only time the judge can ask the questions – Is this what’s best for the child – is when they were deciding to remove a child from care. The judge said the rest of the laws are written for the adults – the parents.

The very first line on this new Foster Care Bill of Rights states that the best interest of the child should be the top priority for Children’s Division.

54 days ago, all three state representatives involved in my foster son’s case recommended that the case goal be changed to adoption (with us). We’re still waiting to hear what the judge’s ruling is. But we hope that the new Foster Care Bill of Rights gives those workers stronger ground to stand on when they’re arguing for the children. We’re hoping that they can finally use the words – this is in the best interest of the child.





Praying for Good Things to Come

27 04 2017

As you may know, we do not have a traditionally built family. Our family was put together biologically and through adoption.

As you may also know, last May we received a call telling us that the children we’d adopted a couple years back had a brand new baby brother. In 9 hours, we jumped through hoops and rearranged our lives so that we could go to the hospital and meet this sweet baby boy. He’s almost 1 now and we’ve never regretted the decision to drop everything and bring him home. In fact, our lives have been so richly and miraculously blessed because he’s a part of it.

Next week we have a court hearing that will discuss permanency for this little one.

We’re asking for prayers on our family’s behalf, that on May 4th, the judge will make the right call, the one that will keep this precious boy where he is safe and ALL of his needs are being met. The one that allows him to stay with his biological siblings and the only family he’s ever known.

If you could join us,  and add your voices to ours, we would be eternally grateful.