Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How did the meeting go?

The main thought going through my head during our Team Meeting was “Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry!” I couldn’t look at Braxdon's birth mom “Kim” without welling up. My cousin caught me a trick years ago to bit your tongue to hold back the tears. I was definitely biting hard when our caseworker asked Kim, “What do you think is best for Braxdon?” Her response, “It would be a lot of work to get him back. I could do everything I need to… but I don’t want to mess up again and we’re back here. He’s happy with them, he should stay with them.” Meaning, if you don’t catch my drift…. she wants us to adopt him!!! Yep, I’m crying again!

We’re telling Brad’s family in person this weekend. We made is parents this way cute family tree with everyone’s names out of vinyl. So to announce it, we’re going to add Braxdon to the tree and see if they notice or ask why it’s on there! On my Facebook I added this picture as an announcement-

We’re excited, but it still seems surreal. Court (for mom to relinquish) is next month, so I am kinda holding my breath until court is all said and done!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is wonderful news!!! Congratulations! I found your blog while searching google for foster care bloggers because my husband and I are planning on becoming foster/adoptive parents. Thank you for sharing your story online!

Jennifer said...

That is such great news! Congratulations! I found your blog when searching google for foster/Adoptive parents blogs. My husband and I are going to apply soon and I love reading your blog! Thanks for putting it all out there!

Adopt2FosterMommy said...

Praise the Lord, and pass the baby (or child) dust! lol!

Adopt2FosterMommy said...

praise the lord and pass the baby or child dust ! lol

April said...

Wow, this is exciting! I hope it all goes smoothly and your next tears are tears of joy that you don't have to hold back.

Krysie G said...

My fiance and I have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for over a year now. It gets so frustrating. Finally we decided that maybe we should start looking at other options to become parents, and I came across your blog which just happens to be perfect for my situation. Thank you for all the advice and posts. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my situation and see that there is a silver lining possible after all!

Families Supporting Adoption said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a speedy and uneventful finalization! If you get a chance, we'd love to have you share some of your story on the FSA blog. Maybe something for our "Miracle Monday" series? :)