Four months ago, on February 8th, we first met our foster daughter. Driving to the hospital that Saturday afternoon was so exciting and scary at the same time. We knew next to nothing about this little girl or the situation that led to her being in our care. We loved her already, but were worried because of all of the unknowns – would we be able to adopt her? how was her health? when could we bring her home?
So, where are we now? I’d probable describe it as cautiously optimistic. Everything we hear from the social workers and courts makes us hopeful and optimistic about being able to adopt this baby. But, I’m still a nervous wreck every time we have a meeting or a court date is scheduled. Things could change at any point.
We love this little girl – who is getting so big! Almost rolling over, laughing at the dachshunds, and smiling all day long. She will be five months old next week and weighs about 13 pounds – more than double what she was when we first brought her home.
The next step in her case is an audit to determine if everything has been done to facilitate reunification with her birth family. Once that has been completed the goal of the state can be changed over to adoption. We’re told things could go relatively quickly, but we shall see. We are trying to take one day at a time, and enjoy every moment we get with this sweet little girl. 🙂