Happy Monday! My sister stayed with us last week which was so much fun and today definitely has that “back to reality” feel to it. Today I am sharing a quick foster care update on K since we had court last Wednesday!
I want to preface this update by acknowledging that foster care is always going to have brokenness at its core. The removal of children from their biological parents is nothing short of traumatic, no matter when or how it happens. In many situations children are able to safely reunify with their parents (such as with the previous children we’ve fostered), but it has become clear that this will not be the case with K. He has never met his bio dad (aside from a couple Zoom visits) and the only time he met his bio mom was in the hospital when she gave birth. There are so many complex factors at play here and I am not going to get into them, but suffice to say that it would not be safe for K to live with either of his bio parents at this point in time.
Last Wednesday we had “TPR” which stands for termination of parental rights, and the judge determined that there were sufficient grounds to terminate the legal rights of both K’s bio parents. They now have 60 days to appeal this decision. After the 60 days is up, I can breathe again (ha) and then we wait until our next court date which will be in September. I’m not 100% sure what that one will entail, but I know it will continue to move us toward the path of adoption, which we are obviously thrilled about. I cannot even imagine our family without K!!!
If you are reading this then I want to say thank you so much for following along and being a part of our journey. We would not be able to navigate foster care and parent two little ones without both the tangible and emotional support of our friends and family. Know that every ounce of your love and support is appreciated! ❤